verb (used with object)
Origin of slush
Examples from the Web for slush
And it became a slush fund for those beloved social programs.
A Buddhist priest walks knee deep in slush among buildings that have uprooted like trees.
Congress felt that they were being used as slush funds to allow senior management to loot the firm.
I needed to write a book, which would leap out from the slush pile.
An intern had fished it out of the slush pile and handed it to Linville.
Such an one might have spilt all the slush in the ship, without getting so much as a cuff.Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger|John Masefield
Striking a match and lighting a slush lamp which he had devised, Stane looked round.A Mating in the Wilds|Ottwell Binns
No rest, no cosy fireside nook: still the bitter wind, and the half-frozen slime and slush rising above the ankle.The Toilers of the Field|Richard Jefferies
And the "slush" snows meant spring—and the emptying of the wilderness of human life.Kazan|James Oliver Curwood
From time to time mounted orderlies sped to the front, covering them with slush.The King in Yellow|Robert W. Chambers
Word Origin for slush
1640s, "melting snow, snow and water," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian and Swedish slask "slushy ground;" obsolete Danish slus "sleet"), all probably imitative of the sound of sloshing. Slush fund is first attested 1839, from an earlier sense of slush "refuse fat" (1756); the money from the sale of a ship's slush was distributed among the officers, which was the original sense of the phrase. The extended meaning "money collected for bribes and to buy influence" is first recorded 1874, no doubt with suggestions of "greasing" palms.