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[sluhsh-ee] /ˈslʌʃ i/
adjective, slushier, slushiest.
of or relating to slush.
Informal. tritely sentimental; mushy.
Origin of slushy
First recorded in 1785-95; slush + -y1
Related forms
slushily, adverb
slushiness, noun Unabridged
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  • They was in a clove hitch again and whisperin' soft and slushy.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "And very unsuitable for a walk on a cold, slushy winter day," he added.

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence
  • I'd hate to have her think I was gettin' slushy or sentimental.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • Outside it's wet and slushy—just the kind of weather that breeds disease.

    A Family of Noblemen Mikhal Saltykov
  • Then they trooped aft, clawing their way along the slushy decks.

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    Frederick William Wallace
  • The decks are wet, the housing dripping, the snow adhesive and slushy.

British Dictionary definitions for slushy


adjective slushier, slushiest
of, resembling, or consisting of slush
noun (pl) slushies
an unskilled kitchen assistant
Derived Forms
slushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slushy

1791, "covered with slush," from slush + -y (2). As slang for "ship's cook," 1859, from slush (n.) "refuse from a cook's galley" (1756). Related: Slushiness.

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