adjective, slush·i·er, slush·i·est.

of or relating to slush.
Informal. tritely sentimental; mushy.

Origin of slushy

First recorded in 1785–95; slush + -y1
Related formsslush·i·ly, adverbslush·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slushy

Contemporary Examples of slushy

Historical Examples of slushy

  • They was in a clove hitch again and whisperin' soft and slushy.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "And very unsuitable for a walk on a cold, slushy winter day," he added.


    Josephine Lawrence

  • I'd hate to have her think I was gettin' slushy or sentimental.

    Torchy As A Pa

    Sewell Ford

  • Outside it's wet and slushy—just the kind of weather that breeds disease.

    A Family of Noblemen

    Mikhal Saltykov

  • Then they trooped aft, clawing their way along the slushy decks.

    The Viking Blood

    Frederick William Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for slushy


adjective slushier or slushiest

of, resembling, or consisting of slush

noun plural slushies

an unskilled kitchen assistant
Derived Formsslushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slushy

1791, "covered with slush," from slush + -y (2). As slang for "ship's cook," 1859, from slush (n.) "refuse from a cook's galley" (1756). Related: Slushiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper