mush


1mush

noun \ˈməsh, especially 3 also ˈmsh\

Definition of MUSH

1
:  a thick porridge made with cornmeal boiled in water or milk
2
:  something soft and spongy or shapeless
3
a :  weak sentimentality :  drivel
b :  mawkish amorousness

Origin of MUSH

probably alteration of mash
First Known Use: 1671

2mush

verb

Definition of MUSH

transitive verb
chiefly dialect
:  to reduce to a crumbly mass
intransitive verb
of an airplane :  to fly in a partly or nearly stalled condition
mush·er noun

First Known Use of MUSH

circa 1781

3mush

verb

Definition of MUSH

intransitive verb
:  to travel especially over snow with a sled drawn by dogs —often used as a command to a dog team
mush·er 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

4mush

noun

Definition of MUSH

:  a trip especially across snow with a dog team

First Known Use of MUSH

1902

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: mushroom (noun)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: museum piece
All Words Near: mush

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mush? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).