\ 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 cushy (audio) \ adverb

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The ride is generally cushy, and the steering is accurate but lifeless. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 19 Apr. 2022 The antimicrobial liner is pleasantly cushy, and venting is generous for hot rides. Outside Online, 7 Nov. 2020 From the cushy perspective of my living-room couch, killing a beaver seems like a significantly easier task. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 17 June 2022 But are these cushy, cloud-like slipper shoes legit? Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 14 June 2022 After Oxford, Brisack didn’t vie for a Yale law degree like Clinton, or a cushy consulting gig like Buttigieg. Abby Vesoulis, Time, 11 May 2022 Meanwhile, the extra-cushy foam helps your foot sit further down in the midsole—like when your feet sink into wet sand—providing extra stability. Kaelyn Lynch, Outside Online, 30 June 2021 The Flyer has plenty of note-worthy features, including a new SwiftFoam™ midsole and a comfortable ZQ merino wool heel lining to provide a cushy base for your feet while keeping sweat at bay. John Thompson, Men's Health, 18 May 2022 From where Carlton is standing, Will poses a significant threat to the cushy life he was born into. Ineye Komonibo,, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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25 Jul 2022

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“Cushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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