cushy

adjective
\ ˈku̇-shē How to pronounce cushy (audio) \
cushier; cushiest

Definition of cushy

: entailing little hardship or difficulty a cushy job with a high salary

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Other Words from cushy

cushily \ ˈku̇-​shə-​lē How to pronounce cushily (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for cushy

Synonyms

comfortable, comfy, cozy, easy, snug, soft

Antonyms

uncomfortable

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Examples of cushy in a Sentence

His uncle got him a cushy job in the city government. a big cushy chair that's perfect for watching television

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The worn, brown leather; the dramatic, oversized shape; the sloping back that gives way to a cushy, padded seat. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Everybody's Asking About Hilary Duff's Epic Leather Sofa — Here's Where To Get It," 10 Sep. 2018 Aside from the daily hauling, her 2015 GMC Sierra has to be powerful enough to pull a heavy eight-horse trailer to competitions, yet cushy enough to keep people comfortable on trips as far away as Kentucky. Tom Krisher, The Seattle Times, "Heavy duty: Detroit 3 all roll out biggest pickups this year," 6 Feb. 2019 Anyone can protect his post-White House reputation with an anonymous hit piece, anyone can rationalize staying in a cushy job. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Trump Insiders, Come Out of the Shadows," 27 Dec. 2018 Just four years ago, Duque was a Washington suburbanite with a cushy job at an international development bank. Manuel Rueda, Fox News, "Incoming Colombia president faces long list of challenges," 7 Aug. 2018 Some gentle spa music and a cushy robe is no match for years of digital dopamine-fiending. Carrie Battan, Harper's BAZAAR, "Escaping the Seduction of Your Smartphone," 26 July 2018 Just four years ago, Duque was a Washington suburbanite with a cushy job at an international development bank. Manuel Rueda, Fox News, "Incoming Colombia president faces long list of challenges," 7 Aug. 2018 That said, the middle row for adults is cushy and surrounded by plenty of wood, metal and leather. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "Cargo Showdown: Which Crossover SUV Is Best for Hauling Your Stuff?," 4 Aug. 2018 Capone had it pretty cushy in an Atlanta prison at the start of his sentence, according to Smithsonian magazine. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Trump tried to defend Paul Manafort by ... comparing him to Al Capone," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of cushy

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cushy

Hindi ḵẖuś & Urdu khush from Persian khūsh

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The first known use of cushy was in 1915

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cushy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cushy

informal : very easy and pleasant : involving little difficulty or effort

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