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[skwish-ee] /ˈskwɪʃ i/
adjective, squishier, squishiest.
soft and wet:
The ground was squishy from the rain.
softly gurgling or splashing:
The sponge made a squishy sound when it was squeezed.
emotional or sentimental.
Origin of squishy
1840-50; squish + -y1
Related forms
squishiness, noun Unabridged
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  • Now, the fact that the college is a philanthropy doesn't mean that we're all soft and squishy and have no expectations of you.
  • They should be a little soft, but not too squishy in the center.
  • Your brain is soft and squishy, so it's good that your skull helps protect your brain.
  • What's more, these stony eyes likely have unique advantages over the squishy eyeballs of other animals.
  • Humans are fairly squishy, but wolves that didn't grow up hunting people don't see people as food.
  • And she began throwing everything in the refrigerator in along with it-leftover pâté, some cheese ends, a few squishy tomatoes.
  • The outer layer exhibits some crispness, but the texture inside is overwhelmingly squishy.
  • Think of it this way: when you walk to the local convenience store to get a squishy, you have to cross the street.
  • It's squishy on the outside, and the deeper you go inside, the harder it gets.
  • Kids being kids, they scooped up the irresistibly squishy jellyfish and flung them at one another.
British Dictionary definitions for squishy


adjective -ier, -iest
soft and yielding to the touch
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Word Origin and History for squishy

1847, from squish + -y (2). Related: Squishily; squishiness.

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




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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