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 In Defense of Snow Days Virtual school after a snowstorm is yet another kind of techno-solutionist slush that should be plowed away. David Zweig, Wired, 14 May 2021 Growing up outside Miami, the closest thing either of them has seen is slush. Giana Han, al, 6 May 2021 There is too much slush on Paxson Lake, and the snow in the woods is getting iffy. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 1 May 2021 The biggest drawbacks to year-round use are low ground clearance and front aero effects not designed with snow and slush in mind. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 15 Apr. 2021 The slush and snow caused havoc on the roads into Monday evening. Alex Chhith, Star Tribune, 15 Mar. 2021 Through May 9, use promo code TEACHERS at checkout online or in the app to unlock a free large drink or slush with any purchase. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 4 May 2021 Cue spring clean-up, chirping birds, and an errant slush event or two. Star Tribune, 10 Apr. 2021 Conservatives like to denigrate many of these projects as Democratic Party slush. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Beneath the dossier’s journey from media obsession to slush pile lies a broader and more troubling story. New York Times, 15 May 2021 Kevin Nye attended the Juneau Trump rally, where vehicles, some decked with U.S. flags or banners supporting Trump, lined up Sunday to parade through town as the streets turned to slush from the snow and rain. Becky Bohrer, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Nov. 2020 When the bathrooms began flooding, the manager decided the night was canceled, and fans begrudgingly slushed their way out. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, 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, 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, 15 May 2018 As of midday, many streets in the Milwaukee area were still snow- and slushed-covered. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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, 15 May 2018 As of midday, many streets in the Milwaukee area were still snow- and slushed-covered. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Feb. 2018

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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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Time Traveler for slush

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The first known use of slush was circa 1642

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Last Updated

25 May 2021

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“Slush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slush. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for slush

slush

noun

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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