verb (used with object)

to squeeze or squash.

verb (used without object)

(of water, soft mud, etc.) to make a gushing or splashing sound when walked in or on: The soaking wet sneakers squished as he walked.


a squishing sound: the squish of footsteps on wet leaves.

Origin of squish

First recorded in 1640–50; alteration of squash1
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Related Words for squish

scrunch, smash, pound, mash, crush, trample, jam, flatten, press, squeeze

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British Dictionary definitions for squish



(tr) to crush, esp so as to make a soft splashing noise
(intr) (of mud, etc) to make a splashing noisethe ground squishes as you tread


a soft squashing soundthe ripe peach fell with a squish

Word Origin for squish

C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for squish

1640s, probably a variant of squash (v.), perhaps by influence of obsolete squiss "to squeeze or crush" (1550s). Related: Squished; squishing.

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