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[guhsh-ee] /ˈgʌʃ i/
adjective, gushier, gushiest.
given to or marked by excessively effusive talk, behavior, etc.
Origin of gushy
1835-45; gush + -y1
Related forms
gushily, adverb
gushiness, noun
emotional, enthusiastic, unrestrained, demonstrative, unreserved. Unabridged
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  • Bo, you're a little fool—a sentimental, romancing, gushy little fool!

  • And gushy takes an amiable view of this world of hypocrisy and plunder.

    Endymion Benjamin Disraeli
  • I am as much robbed by that fellow gushy as men are on the highway.

    Endymion Benjamin Disraeli
  • They have no particular literary merit or truth to nature, and are rather sentimental and "gushy."

  • I was selling forty thousand a month; I believe more than gushy ever reached; and so they dissolved parliament.

    Endymion Benjamin Disraeli
  • "gushy is not in society," said Mr. Seymour Hicks in a solemn tone of contemptuous pity.

    Endymion Benjamin Disraeli
  • As for Mabel, she was one of them gushy, goo-gooey kind of girls, and she was as struck with the shebang as her dad.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A gushy, giggly young party Marion is, but she turns out to be quite a help.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for gushy


adjective gushier, gushiest
(informal) displaying excessive admiration or sentimentality
Derived Forms
gushily, adverb
gushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gushy

1845, from gush in the metaphoric sense + -y (2). Related: Gushily; gushiness.

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