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slushy

[sluhsh-ee] /ˈslʌʃ i/
adjective, slushier, slushiest.
1.
of or relating to slush.
2.
Informal. tritely sentimental; mushy.
Origin of slushy
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; slush + -y1
Related forms
slushily, adverb
slushiness, noun
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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.

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  • Then they trooped aft, clawing their way along the slushy decks.

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

British Dictionary definitions for slushy

slushy

/ˈslʌʃɪ/
adjective slushier, slushiest
1.
of, resembling, or consisting of slush
noun (pl) slushies
2.
an unskilled kitchen assistant
Derived Forms
slushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slushy
adj.

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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