mushy

[muhsh-ee, moo sh-ee]

adjective, mush·i·er, mush·i·est.

resembling mush; pulpy.
Informal. overly emotional or sentimental: mushy love letters.

Nearby words

  1. mushroom,
  2. mushroom anchor,
  3. mushroom cloud,
  4. mushroom slab construction,
  5. mushroom ventilator,
  6. mushyheaded,
  7. musial,
  8. musial, stanley frank,
  9. music,
  10. music box

Origin of mushy

First recorded in 1830–40; mush1 + -y1

Related formsmush·i·ly, adverbmush·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mushy

mushy

adjective mushier or mushiest

soft and pulpy
informal excessively sentimental or emotional
Derived Formsmushily, adverbmushiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for mushy

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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