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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Slushy \Slush"y\ (sl[u^]sh"[y^]), a. Abounding in slush; characterized by soft mud or half-melted snow; as, the streets are slushy; the snow is slushy. ``A dark, drizzling, slushy day.''
--Blackw. Mag.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


a. 1 Covered in slush. 2 Having the consistency of slush. 3 (context of a person English) soupy. n. 1 A slushie (gloss: a flavoured frozen drink made with ice crystals) 2 (context Australia colloquial slang English) A kitchen helper.

  1. adj. being or resembling melting snow; "slushy snow"

  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, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental]

Usage examples of "slushy".

The shirt on my back was a slushy sheet of frozen blood that moved chafingly against my skin.

But in the morning when, dressed in my cork-jacket, I traversed the slushy mass at a temperature of six or seven degrees below zero, I remarked that the side walls were gradually closing in.

Still the balor swept by, entangling Wulfgar's ankles with his whip and tugging the man from the ledge to send him bouncing among the ice mounds of the slushy floor.

The gates of the stockade were open and the bath-house constructed by Asayaga's men within days after their arrival was a hive of activity, smoke billowing from the chimney, a swarm of naked men spilling out of the doorway, laughing, jumping into the slushy snow Gregory, who looked almost bear like in their midst, bellowing from the shock.

No matter how hard the snow is packed in upper Diev, near the shore it is slushier, even when the sea is choked with ice floes.

The six captives behind the wagon pushed it over the hump of slush ice, and, as the horses took up the full load again, resumed trudging through snow and slushy ice.

Closer to shore Dig could see slushier gray ice forming in great sheets that rippled over the water's muscular swell.

I get this picture of Iris holding a butcher knife up B-movie slushier style.

Every morning fresh straw and tanbark was spread to keep mud from fairgoers' boots, but in short order it was trampled, crushed and dragged into the slushy dirt.