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mushy

[ muhsh-ee, moosh-ee ]
/ ˈmʌʃ i, ˈmʊʃ i /
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adjective, mush·i·er, mush·i·est.
resembling mush; pulpy.
Informal. overly emotional or sentimental: mushy love letters.
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Origin of mushy

First recorded in 1830–40; mush1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM mushy

mush·i·ly, adverbmush·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mushy

mushy
/ (ˈmʌʃɪ) /

adjective mushier or mushiest
soft and pulpy
informal excessively sentimental or emotional

Derived forms of mushy

mushily, adverbmushiness, noun
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