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squashy

[skwosh-ee, skwaw-shee]
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adjective, squash·i·er, squash·i·est.
  1. easily squashed; pulpy.
  2. soft and wet, as the ground after rain.
  3. having a squashed appearance.
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Origin of squashy

First recorded in 1690–1700; squash1 + -y1
Related formssquash·i·ly, adverbsquash·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for squashy

Historical Examples

  • Comin' back I had the giraffe; they're slow travellers, and Squashy is lame.

    Harper's Round Table, September 24, 1895

    Various

  • That was a big, squashy man, the colour of a rubber overshoe, and he had an eye like a head waiter's.

  • Not the kitchen floor, as he thought he would, but on something soft and squashy.

  • It gave off a squashy noise; was almost as offensively decayed as the corpse of "heritage."

  • Ten feet away a carabao plumped into a mud hole with a cool, squashy sound.

    Caybigan

    James Hopper


British Dictionary definitions for squashy

squashy

adjective squashier or squashiest
  1. easily squashed; pulpya squashy peach
  2. soft and wet; marshysquashy ground
  3. having a squashed appearancea squashy face
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Derived Formssquashily, adverbsquashiness, noun
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