[poo sh-oh-ver]


Informal. anything done easily.
Informal. an easily defeated person or team.
Informal. a person who is easily persuaded, influenced, or seduced.
Rocketry. a displacement in a horizontal direction of the trajectory of a missile or rocket.
Aeronautics. push-down.

Nearby words

  1. pushingly,
  2. pushkin,
  3. pushmi-pullyu,
  4. pushmina,
  5. pushout,
  6. pushpin,
  7. pushrod,
  8. pushto,
  9. pushtu,
  10. pushy

Origin of pushover

1905–10, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase push over

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British Dictionary definitions for pushover


noun informal

something that is easily achieved or accomplished
a person, team, etc, that is easily taken advantage of or defeated
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Word Origin and History for pushover



also push-over, 1900 of jobs or tasks; 1922 of persons (bad boxers and easy women), from push (v.) + over (adv.).

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