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adjective, gush·i·er, gush·i·est.
  1. given to or marked by excessively effusive talk, behavior, etc.

Origin of gushy

First recorded in 1835–45; gush + -y1
Related formsgush·i·ly, adverbgush·i·ness, noun


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emotional, enthusiastic, unrestrained, demonstrative, unreserved.
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Historical Examples

  • And Gushy takes an amiable view of this world of hypocrisy and plunder.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • I am as much robbed by that fellow Gushy as men are on the highway.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • They have no particular literary merit or truth to nature, and are rather sentimental and "gushy."

  • Bo, you're a little fool—a sentimental, romancing, gushy little fool!

  • I was selling forty thousand a month; I believe more than Gushy ever reached; and so they dissolved parliament.


    Benjamin Disraeli

British Dictionary definitions for gushy


adjective gushier or gushiest
  1. informal displaying excessive admiration or sentimentality
Derived Formsgushily, adverbgushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gushy


1845, from gush in the metaphoric sense + -y (2). Related: Gushily; gushiness.

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