[ ruhsh-ee ]

adjective,rush·i·er, rush·i·est.
  1. abounding with rushes or their stems.

  2. covered or strewn with rushes.

  1. consisting or made of rushes.

Origin of rushy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at rush2, -y1

Other words from rushy

  • rush·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby rushy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use rushy in a sentence

  • It was succeeded 304 by a vast expanse of shallow mere dotted with half-drowned, rushy islets, and swarming with crocodiles.

    In the Morning of Time | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The eldest had drained a small field, which used to be called the rushy field, from its having been quite covered with rushes.

  • The blue eyes met mine—there rose the rushy pool, there dozed the broken boat.

    1492 | Mary Johnston
  • Foshla; a marshy weedy rushy place; commonly applied to the ground left after a cut-away bog.

  • The bog-track at length became merged in a rushy field, and then indeed did the pent waters of the hunt break forth.

    Mount Music | E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross

British Dictionary definitions for rushy


/ (ˈrʌʃɪ) /

adjectiverushier or rushiest
  1. abounding in, covered with, or made of rushes

Derived forms of rushy

  • rushiness, noun

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