[ koo sh-ee ]
/ ˈkʊʃ i /

adjective, cush·i·er, cush·i·est. Informal.

involving little effort for ample rewards; easy and profitable: a cushy job.
soft and comfortable; cushiony: a cushy chair.

Origin of cushy

1910–15; probably cush(ion) + -y3; also adduced, but less likely: < Hindi ḳhūsh pleasant (allegedly via Indian English, but unattested) or < French couchée bed, sleeping place; cf. cush
Related formscush·i·ly, adverbcush·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cushy


/ (ˈkʊʃɪ) /

adjective cushier or cushiest

informal easy; comfortablea cushy job

Word Origin for cushy

C20: from Hindi khush pleasant, from Persian khōsh
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Word Origin and History for cushy



"easy," 1915, Anglo-Indian slang, from Hindi khush "pleasant, healthy, happy" + -y (2).

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