adjective, squish·i·er, squish·i·est.

soft and wet: The ground was squishy from the rain.
softly gurgling or splashing: The sponge made a squishy sound when it was squeezed.
emotional or sentimental.

Origin of squishy

First recorded in 1840–50; squish + -y1
Related formssquish·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for squishiness


adjective -ier or -iest

soft and yielding to the touch
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Word Origin and History for squishiness



1847, from squish + -y (2). Related: Squishily; squishiness.

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