\ˈku̇-shē \
cushier; cushiest

Definition of cushy 

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

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cushily \ˈku̇-shə-lē \ adverb

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comfortable, comfy, cozy, easy, snug, soft



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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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Of course, since the title is technically co-prince, His Excellency will have to share his cushy gig with the Spanish Bishop of Urgell (currently Joan Enric Vives Sicília). Claire Shefchik, Town & Country, "Emmanuel Macron Is Now an Actual Prince," 15 May 2017 Corporate board seats are famously cushy gigs that involve, typically, attending a meeting every few weeks, max. Bess Levin, The Hive, "Poverty Scold Paul Ryan Retiring at 48 to Join the Ranks of Idle Rich," 12 Apr. 2018 Again, less than 48 hours after all of this was aired out, with the video released to the public, Saulters is already sitting nice and cushy in a new job, free to run over more fleeing suspects patrol the streets once more. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Georgia Cop Fired for Ramming Fleeing Suspect With Patrol Car Gets New Job as Sheriff’s Deputy in Neighboring County," 5 June 2018 The white beach is composed of crystalline quartz sand which is soft and cushy at the water’s edge, inviting one to take a dip in the sparkling clear waters. Richard Tribou,, "Two Florida beaches make Dr. Beach Top 10 list for best beach in the U.S.," 24 May 2018 The Texas Republican, who resigned in disgrace in early April, already found a cushy job as a lobbyist with the Calhoun Port Authority, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported., "Former GOP Congressman Won’t Repay $84,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement To Taxpayers," 15 May 2018 As a result, Golden State’s seat on the throne is as cushy as ever. Ben Golliver,, "2018 NBA Free Agency: The Early Winners And Losers," 5 July 2018 Generally, about one-third of ambassadors are political appointees, including donors who are rewarded with cushy overseas posts. Gardiner Harris, New York Times, "A Growing List of U.S. Diplomats Acting Undiplomatically," 6 June 2018 Each wood-floored tent offers a cushy bed, lamps, USB ports and power outlets, while the deck has a sink, Adirondack chairs, gas fire pit and ice chest; a picnic table and grill stand nearby. San Francisco Chronicle, "Suite Spot: Ventana Big Sur glamping," 16 May 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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English Language Learners Definition of cushy

: very easy and pleasant : involving little difficulty or effort

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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