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[skwosh-ee, skwaw-shee] /ˈskwɒʃ i, ˈskwɔ ʃi/
adjective, squashier, squashiest.
easily squashed; pulpy.
soft and wet, as the ground after rain.
having a squashed appearance.
Origin of squashy
1690-1700; squash1 + -y1
Related forms
squashily, adverb
squashiness, noun Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • "squashy Creek" was suggested as a name at once more descriptive and appropriate.

  • Not the kitchen floor, as he thought he would, but on something soft and squashy.

  • Harper pounced on the squashy thing on the floor, feverishly pushed back the projecting insides, closely examined it.

    The 4-D Doodler Graph Waldeyer
  • It gave off a squashy noise; was almost as offensively decayed as the corpse of "heritage."

  • His cold, squashy sort of boneless hand, gave you the impression that you had grasped a toad in your hand.

    Corea or Cho-sen A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
  • After a long time and many changes, came the marsh reeds and the squashy moss plants that did for vegetation.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • Consequently, in bad seasons Vince said it was “squishy,” and Mike that it was “squashy.”

    Cormorant Crag George Manville Fenn
  • "How white and squashy that dough looks," she said, as Joyce turned it deftly out on the moulding-board and began kneading it.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Pretty smart shower too; the roofs of the mud houses got squashy and slipped down on the inhabitants.

  • Well, squashy,—thats a very appropriate name,—just pull off these boots.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
British Dictionary definitions for squashy


adjective squashier, squashiest
easily squashed; pulpy: a squashy peach
soft and wet; marshy: squashy ground
having a squashed appearance: a squashy face
Derived Forms
squashily, adverb
squashiness, noun
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