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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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  • The heavy rain that followed had filled the roads with slushy and rapidly-thawing snow.

    A Fortnight of Folly Maurice Thompson
  • They was in a clove hitch again and whisperin' soft and slushy.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He plodded three slushy blocks up a side-street before he found a cab.

    Mate in Two Moves Winston Marks
  • I'd hate to have her think I was gettin' slushy or sentimental.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • For a month or two before this the mother has been in the habit of giving it a slushy mess of yam to prepare it for solid food.

    The Fijians Basil Thomson
  • Outside it's wet and slushy—just the kind of weather that breeds disease.

    A Family of Noblemen Mikhal Saltykov
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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