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adjective, squish·i·er, squish·i·est.
  1. soft and wet: The ground was squishy from the rain.
  2. softly gurgling or splashing: The sponge made a squishy sound when it was squeezed.
  3. emotional or sentimental.

Origin of squishy

First recorded in 1840–50; squish + -y1
Related formssquish·i·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of squishy

  • Consequently, in bad seasons Vince said it was “squishy,” and Mike that it was “squashy.”

    Cormorant Crag

    George Manville Fenn

  • It has a dainty little purple blossom that the bees adore, and these turn later into squishy, bright red berries.

British Dictionary definitions for squishy


adjective -ier or -iest
  1. soft and yielding to the touch
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Word Origin and History for squishy

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

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