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mushy

[muhsh-ee, moo sh-ee]
adjective, mush·i·er, mush·i·est.
  1. resembling mush; pulpy.
  2. Informal. overly emotional or sentimental: mushy love letters.
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Origin of mushy

First recorded in 1830–40; mush1 + -y1
Related formsmush·i·ly, adverbmush·i·ness, noun
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Related Words

muddyspongysquishysugarysentimentalweepymaudlinwetsyrupygelatinouspappulpyquaggyslushysquashymashysemiliquidsemisolideffusive

British Dictionary definitions for mushiest

mushy

adjective mushier or mushiest
  1. soft and pulpy
  2. informal excessively sentimental or emotional
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Derived Formsmushily, adverbmushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mushiest

mushy

adj.

"soft, pulpy, 1839; "sentimental," 1870; from mush (n.) + -y (2). Mush (n.) in a transferred sense of "sentimentality" is attested from 1908.

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