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mushy

[muhsh-ee, moo sh-ee] /ˈmʌʃ i, ˈmʊʃ i/
adjective, mushier, mushiest.
1.
resembling mush; pulpy.
2.
Informal. overly emotional or sentimental:
mushy love letters.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; mush1 + -y1
Related forms
mushily, adverb
mushiness, noun
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Examples from the web for mushy
  • The beans managed to be soft without getting all mushy, and they were seasoned enough to enliven the bland tortillas.
  • Infected bulbs have a strong odor and are soft and mushy.
  • Most large animals have to chew food extensively and form it into a mushy ball that's easy to swallow.
  • Clearly, it is difficult to be crunchy if the scientists themselves are mushy, as they often are.
  • The end result should be fragrant and colorful, and the veggies should be tender but far from steam-table mushy.
  • If you decide to cook through, too, there are good recipes for what to make with mushy rice.
  • First of all, mushy as it sounds in an economics post, happiness matters.
  • The foundation is a homemade sponge cake, which soaks up all the flavors of the custard without getting mushy.
  • The problem was flavoring them without making them mushy.
  • Add about a tablespoon of salt to the water, and boil the cauliflower in it until it is tender but not mushy.
British Dictionary definitions for mushy

mushy

/ˈmʌʃɪ/
adjective mushier, mushiest
1.
soft and pulpy
2.
(informal) excessively sentimental or emotional
Derived Forms
mushily, adverb
mushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mushy
adj.

"soft, pulpy, 1839; "sentimental," 1870; from mush (n.) + -y (2). Mush (n.) in a transferred sense of "sentimentality" is attested from 1908.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for mushy

mushy

adjective

Sentimental: The kid got mushy with the broad/ If you expected Al Unser Sr to get all mushy-gushy and misty-eyed, you don't know Al Unser Sr (1839+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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