slush

noun
\ ˈsləsh How to pronounce slush (audio) \
plural slushes

Definition of slush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : partly melted or watery snow
b : loose ice crystals formed during the early stages of freezing of salt water
c : slushy Cut watermelon into small chunks and freeze, then blend frozen fruit and buttermilk to make a cooling fruit slush.Sunset Magazine
2 : soft mud : mire
3 : refuse grease and fat from cooking especially on shipboard
4 : paper pulp in water suspension
5 : trashy and usually cheaply sentimental material
6 : unsolicited writings submitted (as to a magazine) for publication

slush

verb
slushed; slushing; slushes

Definition of slush (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wet or splash with slush

intransitive verb

1 : to make one's way through slush
2 : to make a splashing sound

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Examples of slush in a Sentence

Noun a sidewalk covered with slush The movie is just a lot of romantic slush.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Sweetwater’s ice dragons are a blend between a frappe and a slush. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "A small coffee and tea cafe will soon open at the border of Frisco and Little Elm," 15 Sep. 2020 Unlike Denver, which will go from 98F today to 30s and slush on Tuesday, nothing wintry is on our maps just yet. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Warm Sunday, Followed By Record Cold Highs Tuesday & Wednesday," 5 Sep. 2020 In two other papers, Tristan Guillot with the Université Côte d’Azur, Becker and others theorize that some of Jupiter’s atmospheric ammonia reacts with water ice crystals to form balls of water-ammonia slush covered in ice. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Forecast on Jupiter Is Cloudy With a Chance of ‘Mushballs’," 10 Aug. 2020 Critics for years have called the programs slush funds aimed at currying political support. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Supervisors award community groups 650k in new grants," 4 Aug. 2020 Similarly strict requirements seem to govern the formation of last Friday’s ice balls—lumps of frozen slush that get sculpted into spheres by the lake’s roiling waves before tumbling ashore, reports Frank Witsil for the Detroit Free Press. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Are Ice Volcanoes Erupting on the Shores of Lake Michigan?," 20 Feb. 2020 Cinelytic, the company Warner enlisted, doesn’t have an A.I. movie exec reading through a slush pile of scripts and picking which ones will be the next Joker or Parasite. Dan Reilly, Fortune, "No, A.I. isn’t deciding which movies to green-light," 25 Feb. 2020 People reports that TikTok user Julia Abner pioneered the recent trend of slush-ifying White Claw on the popular video app. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "I Made the White Claw Slushie That’s Blowing up TikTok, and It Was Fantastic," 24 Apr. 2020 The top layer of slush began to freeze but was nowhere near strong enough to support a snowplow. Joe Barrett, WSJ, "On Thin Ice: Too Much Slush Makes Ice Fishing a Risky Business," 3 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb When the bathrooms began flooding, the manager decided the night was canceled, and fans begrudgingly slushed their way out. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "The Pied Pipers of the Dirtbag Left Want to Lead Everyone to Bernie Sanders," 11 Mar. 2020 Normally at this time of year lake effect is cut dramatically because of ice cover on the Great Lakes and open water slushing up. Mark Torregrossa | Mtorregr@mlive.com, cleveland, "Snow storm taking aim at Ohio, timeline and what to expect," 12 Feb. 2020 Extreme weather can overpower the freezing point of the washer fluid, turning it to slush on your windshield. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "Debunking 5 Cold-Weather Car Myths," 15 May 2018 As of midday, many streets in the Milwaukee area were still snow- and slushed-covered. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drivers warned about hazardous road conditions as snow ends," 8 Feb. 2018 Extreme weather can overpower the freezing point of the washer fluid, turning it to slush on your windshield. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "Debunking 5 Cold-Weather Car Myths," 15 May 2018 As of midday, many streets in the Milwaukee area were still snow- and slushed-covered. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drivers warned about hazardous road conditions as snow ends," 8 Feb. 2018 On a snowy cold day in South Philadelphia, Army and Navy slushed their way through an entertaining game with Army winning its second in a row in the annual series, 14-13. Marc Narducci, Philly.com, "Quick takes on Army's 14-13 win over Navy," 9 Dec. 2017 Rain and slush would make for a miserable day anywhere, but the weird weather patterns observed over the two-week period in 2016 painted a potentially worrisome picture for the future. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A huge part of Antarctica is melting and scientists say that's bad news," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of slush

Noun

circa 1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1807, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for slush

Noun

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slusk slush

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The first known use of slush was circa 1642

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Last Updated

21 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Slush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slush. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for slush

slush

noun
How to pronounce slush (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of slush

: partly melted snow
informal : something that is thought to be silly because it is too romantic or emotional

slush

noun
\ ˈsləsh How to pronounce slush (audio) \

Kids Definition of slush

: partly melted snow

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