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[sluhsh-ee] /ˈslʌʃ i/
adjective, slushier, slushiest.
of or relating to slush.
Informal. tritely sentimental; mushy.
Origin of slushy
1785-95; slush + -y1
Related forms
slushily, adverb
slushiness, noun Unabridged
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  • Giant snow blowers inhale the slushy stuff and blast it onto the metal frames.
  • Perhaps made of a slushy cometary material to begin with.
  • It was mid-May, so the snow was wet and slushy, not dry enough to stick.
  • Under these conditions, tiny individual ice crystals form, creating a slushy mixture.
  • The rebuilding amounted to an ungainly corrugated-iron roof over unpainted walls in the middle of a slushy field.
  • During the winter, the roads are slushy and dangerous.
  • The phrase indicates snow that softens or becomes slushy during the day and refreezes at night.
  • Put the sorbet and gin in a food processor or blender and blend until well combined but still slushy.
  • Sleet is often mixed with snow or freezing rain, so can leave an icy, slushy covering on roads.
  • Ice removal is encouraged for everyone's safety, and many mobility devices don't function well on slick or slushy surfaces.
British Dictionary definitions for slushy


adjective slushier, slushiest
of, resembling, or consisting of slush
noun (pl) slushies
an unskilled kitchen assistant
Derived Forms
slushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slushy

1791, "covered with slush," from slush + -y (2). As slang for "ship's cook," 1859, from slush (n.) "refuse from a cook's galley" (1756). Related: Slushiness.

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