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slushy

[sluhsh-ee] /ˈslʌʃ i/
adjective, slushier, slushiest.
1.
of or pertaining to slush.
2.
Informal. tritely sentimental; mushy.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; slush + -y1
Related forms
slushily, adverb
slushiness, noun
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Examples from the web for slushy
  • 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

slushy

/ˈslʌʃɪ/
adjective slushier, slushiest
1.
of, resembling, or consisting of slush
noun (pl) slushies
2.
an unskilled kitchen assistant
Derived Forms
slushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slushy
adj.

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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