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[skwish-ee] /ˈskwɪʃ i/
adjective, squishier, squishiest.
soft and wet:
The ground was squishy from the rain.
softly gurgling or splashing:
The sponge made a squishy sound when it was squeezed.
emotional or sentimental.
Origin of squishy
First recorded in 1840-50; squish + -y1
Related forms
squishiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Consequently, in bad seasons Vince said it was “squishy,” and Mike that it was “squashy.”

    Cormorant Crag George Manville Fenn
  • It has a dainty little purple blossom that the bees adore, and these turn later into squishy, bright red berries.

British Dictionary definitions for squishy


adjective -ier, -iest
soft and yielding to the touch
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Word Origin and History for squishy

1847, from squish + -y (2). Related: Squishily; squishiness.

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



Sentimental; schmaltzy, soppy: The sentiment may sound squishy to those who have never been close to him/ the squishy sentimentality attributed to him by most critics (1953+)

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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