gushy

[guhsh-ee]
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Origin of gushy

First recorded in 1835–45; gush + -y1
Related formsgush·i·ly, adverbgush·i·ness, noun

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Historical Examples of gushy

  • And Gushy takes an amiable view of this world of hypocrisy and plunder.

    Endymion

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • I am as much robbed by that fellow Gushy as men are on the highway.

    Endymion

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • They have no particular literary merit or truth to nature, and are rather sentimental and "gushy."

  • Bo, you're a little fool—a sentimental, romancing, gushy little fool!

  • I was selling forty thousand a month; I believe more than Gushy ever reached; and so they dissolved parliament.

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    Benjamin Disraeli


British Dictionary definitions for gushy

gushy

adjective gushier or gushiest
  1. informal displaying excessive admiration or sentimentality
Derived Formsgushily, adverbgushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gushy
adj.

1845, from gush in the metaphoric sense + -y (2). Related: Gushily; gushiness.

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