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adjective, rush·i·er, rush·i·est.
  1. abounding with rushes or their stems.
  2. covered or strewn with rushes.
  3. consisting or made of rushes.
  4. rushlike.
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Origin of rushy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at rush2, -y1
Related formsrush·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for rushy

Historical Examples

  • "The bog-bane to the rushy curragh, say I, Nancy," said Pete.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Just one glance, Rushy, but he sees it's your windows, and you're in for it.

    A Widow's Tale and Other Stories

    Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

  • The nests of the Little Grebe may be found floating in every rushy pool.

  • They have often been seen on their backs on the roads of rushy Dedah, and many a fat steer have they left with me.

  • This arises from the turfy roots of the rushy tribe of plants, which, though killed by the draining, still occupy the ground.

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn

British Dictionary definitions for rushy


adjective rushier or rushiest
  1. abounding in, covered with, or made of rushes
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Derived Formsrushiness, noun
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