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mushy

[muhsh-ee, moo sh-ee] /ˈmʌʃ i, ˈmʊʃ i/
adjective, mushier, mushiest.
1.
resembling mush; pulpy.
2.
Informal. overly emotional or sentimental:
mushy love letters.
Origin of mushy
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; mush1 + -y1
Related forms
mushily, adverb
mushiness, noun
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  • She did not look, at that moment, in the least degree "mushy."

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • Maudina was like her name, pretty, but sort of soft and mushy.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Worst of it was, I could feel myself grinnin' back at her just as mushy.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Nothin' mushy about glancin' casual at it now and then, was there?

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Then, too, the speeches and music will be mushy instead of being clear.

British Dictionary definitions for mushy

mushy

/ˈmʌʃɪ/
adjective mushier, mushiest
1.
soft and pulpy
2.
(informal) excessively sentimental or emotional
Derived Forms
mushily, adverb
mushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mushy
adj.

"soft, pulpy, 1839; "sentimental," 1870; from mush (n.) + -y (2). Mush (n.) in a transferred sense of "sentimentality" is attested from 1908.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for mushy

mushy

adjective

Sentimental: The kid got mushy with the broad/ If you expected Al Unser Sr to get all mushy-gushy and misty-eyed, you don't know Al Unser Sr (1839+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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