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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
mushy peas
▪ a mushy banana
▪ Dave gets all mushy when he's around Gina.
▪ Add coconut milk and plantains and cook until fruit is tender, not mushy, about 10 minutes.
▪ Cook for 2 mins until fruit is soft but not mushy.
▪ Her neck was soft, mushy.
▪ Naked now, and he felt the mushy bottom between his toes.
▪ Standing tiptoe on the mushy lawn, he tapped on the windows and tried to peek in.
▪ Stir in tomato puree and fresh tomatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes, or until sauce is mushy and thickened.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mushy \Mush"y\, a. Soft like mush; figuratively, good-naturedly weak and effusive; weakly sentimental.

She 's not mushy, but her heart is tender.
--G. Eliot.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


a. 1 resembling or having the consistency of mush; semiliquid, pasty, or granular 2 soft; squishy 3 overly sappy, corny, or cheesy

  1. adj. having the consistency of mush

  2. effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry" [syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy]

  3. [also: mushiest, mushier]


Mushy may refer to:

  • Tony Buckley (born 1980), Irish rugby union player nicknamed "Mushy"
  • Mushy Callahan (1904–1986), ring name of American light welterweight champion boxer Vincent Morris Scheer
  • Mushtaq Ahmed (cricketer), Pakistani cricketer and cricket coach

Usage examples of "mushy".

The universe gets so ga-ga about weddings that I expected sentimentality to sneak up on me and make me a mushy mess.

By the time we were all on the North-East Ridge and climbing it, the visibility was close to zero, the temperature had dropped about fifty degrees, the snow was thick and mushy and treacherous, and we could hear but not see avalanches roaring down both the East Face of K2 and this very slope somewhere both ahead of us and behind us in the fog.

But he grabbed the spider and squeezed, feeling the soft, brittle body turn to mushy pulp between his fingers.

And a soft, mushy feeling under his backside, as if the dirigible were sliding on a surface of smooth, oiled metal.

Like mushy cherries, they may soften after harvest, but more from decay than from ripening.

Competition cooks often use a thick glaze to mask a mushy or dry entry.

And the higher the sugar content, the less icily the mixture will freeze more than about 22 percent sugar by weight and granita will stay mushy no matter how long you freeze it.

There was a sickening sound of crackling, then a mushy voice that spoke a few indistinguishable words.

The blast was fourteen seconds only, then it cut off, but in the same mushy fashion which it had before.

He jerked his finger off just before it dropped to zero and prayed that a mushy cutoff would equal his anticipation.

Automatic firing was quicker, possibly more certainbut that mushy cutoff could bounce them like a ping-pong ball.

Doc surmised that the spot overlooked the sea, for the way soon dipped sharply downward, and they could hear the mushy splashing of waves.

Faintly, from the distance, came the mushy noise of the waves on the rocky shore line.

I better stop getting mushy I decided, and sat down to a simple breakfast.

Still, her insides were feeling all gushy and mushy, and she prayed her condition was incurable.