\ 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
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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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7 Jun 2021

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“Cushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cushy

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

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