[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.

Origin of pushover

1905–10, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase push over
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Related Words for pushover

sucker, cinch, fool, picnic, stooge, walkover, setup, chump, breeze, victim, snap

Examples from the Web for pushover

Contemporary Examples of pushover

Historical Examples of pushover

  • Of course, him having been places and seen and done things, I was a pushover for him.


    Richard F. Mann

  • But Frank Brooks wasn't full of knockout drops this time, and with a clear head he was no pushover.

    Deadly City

    Paul W. Fairman

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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