cushier; cushiest
: entailing little hardship or difficulty
a cushy job with a high salary
cushily adverb

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
Recent Examples on the Web Effie is out of touch with life outside the cushy Capitol and often finds herself at odds with Katniss. Madeline Cisneros,, 19 May 2024 The reward for doing everything he’s told is a lovely house, a cushy job and the world’s most enviable sports-memorabilia collection. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 18 May 2024 The foam footbed makes a supportive, cushy place for your feet to rest after a long day of walking, hiking, or camping. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 22 Apr. 2024 Currently on sale at Amazon for an impressive 47 percent off, these slip-on shoes boast airy fabric exteriors as well as cushy footbeds that support your walking excursions with ease. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 22 Apr. 2024 At a relatively lightweight 385 grams (13.5 oz), the matte-black Empyrean II headphones combine a sleek carbon-fiber frame with a leather headrest that supports both oval transducer housings fitted with cushy, circumaural earcups. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2024 Though not always as soft and cushy as some puffy designs, curves bring about the same feeling. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Apr. 2024 Britain’s leading scientific institution, the Royal Society, granted him its highest honor, the Copley Medal, and the Navy rewarded him with a cushy desk job. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Influencing, for all its cushy perks (not to mention free meals and swag), ultimately can create an identity crisis, Wolfermann told Fortune. Jane Thier, Fortune, 13 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Hindi ḵẖuś & Urdu khush from Persian khūsh

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cushy was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Cushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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