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mush

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noun \ˈməsh, especially 3 also ˈmu̇sh\

Definition of mush

  1. 1 :  a thick porridge made with cornmeal boiled in water or milk

  2. 2 :  something soft and spongy or shapeless

  3. 3 a :  weak sentimentality :  drivel b :  mawkish amorousness



Origin of mush

probably alteration of mash


First Known Use: 1671

Rhymes with mush


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mush

verb

Definition of mush

chiefly dialect

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reduce to a crumbly mass

  3. intransitive verb
  4. of an airplane :  to fly in a partly or nearly stalled condition

musher noun


Circa 1781

First Known Use of mush

circa 1781


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mush

verb

Definition of mush

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to travel especially over snow with a sled drawn by dogs —often used as a command to a dog team

musher noun


Origin of mush

probably from French marchons, 1st plural imperative of marcher to move, march, from Middle French marchier — more at march


First Known Use: 1897


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mush

noun

Definition of mush

  1. :  a trip especially across snow with a dog team



1902

First Known Use of mush

1902



MUSH Defined for Kids

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mush

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noun \ˈməsh\

Definition of mush for Students

  1. 1 :  cornmeal boiled in water or milk

  2. 2 :  something that is soft and wet and often shapeless <He cooked the vegetables till they were mush.>




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mush

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verb

Definition of mush for Students

mushedmushing

  1. :  to travel across snow with a sled pulled by dogs





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