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

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His uncle got him a cushy job in the city government. a big cushy chair that's perfect for watching television
Recent Examples on the Web This article is for the lovers of big, cushy ear pads, comfortable head straps, and booming sound that just won’t quit. Popular Science, "Over-the-ear headphones to immerse you in high-quality sound," 19 June 2020 Bregman admiringly profiles two cushy prisons in Norway that have more in common with Club Med than with any American penitentiary. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, "Humans are a (mostly) kind species. A Dutch historian offers proof.," 11 June 2020 Ray Schoenbaum posts up in a cushy circular booth with a view of all three levels of his restaurant. Mara Shalhoup, Bon Appétit, "One Month Into a Reopened Economy, Georgia’s Restaurants Are Still Making Tough Choices," 3 June 2020 Another room is furnished with a cushy set of chairs and a couch, a lounge-like space to escape from the Spirits Alley crowds. Chris Macias,, "Building 43 is an Alameda winery in a former Naval weapons shop," 2 June 2020 But her longtime manager, Jack (Ice Cube), is tired of the road, and pushing the option of a cushy Las Vegas residency, the same show every night for five or even 10 years. Jocelyn Noveck, Detroit Free Press, "‘The High Note’ is easy listening for these tough times," 28 May 2020 Two of them are loaded with duckpin lanes, plenty of tables and cushy seating. Andrea Reeves,, "Bowling alleys aren't dead. They're just a lot different. We tried the new trends," 23 Jan. 2020 Small wonder that Mr Muhyiddin has been coaxing lawmakers to stick with him with promises of cushy jobs and influence. The Economist, "Muhyiddin’s mess Malaysia’s shaky government dodges a no-confidence motion," 23 May 2020 Just a couple of months ago, such a mass migration from the tech world's cushy, open-concept, free-snack-having offices would have seemed crazy. Allison Morrow, CNN, "Zuck weighs in on WFH, and 4 other business stories you need to read today," 21 May 2020

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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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30 Jun 2020

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“Cushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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

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