gushy

[ guhsh-ee ]
/ ˈgʌʃ i /

adjective, gush·i·er, gush·i·est.

given to or marked by excessively effusive talk, behavior, etc.

Nearby words

  1. guru nanak,
  2. guryev,
  3. gus,
  4. gush,
  5. gusher,
  6. gusset,
  7. gussie,
  8. gussied up,
  9. gussy,
  10. gussy up

Origin of gushy

First recorded in 1835–45; gush + -y1

Related formsgush·i·ly, adverbgush·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gushy

gushy

/ (ˈɡʌʃɪ) /

adjective gushier or gushiest

informal displaying excessive admiration or sentimentality
Derived Formsgushily, adverbgushiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for gushy

gushy

adj.

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

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