\ ˈslə-shē How to pronounce slushy (audio) \
slushier; slushiest

Definition of slushy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being, involving, or resembling slush: such as
a : full of or covered with slush slushy streets
b : made up of or having the consistency of slush slushy snow
c : having a cheaply sentimental quality a slushy novel


\ ˈslə-shē How to pronounce slushy (audio) \
variants: or slushie or less commonly slushee
plural slushies also slushees

Definition of slushy (Entry 2 of 2)

: a drink made of flavored ice crystals a lemon slushy For breakfast this morning she had a frozen strawberry slushie.— David Samuels When the Skowhegan Fair is over, everyone is dizzy from the rides, everyone has slushies smeared on their shirts, and everyone is very, very satisfied.New England Monthly

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Other Words from slushy


slushiness noun

Synonyms for slushy

Synonyms: Adjective

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Examples of slushy in a Sentence

Adjective the slushy racetrack resulted in a significantly slower time for the winning horse slushy music underscores the movie's emotional scenes
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective With excellent traction, these boots will hold up easily in slushy weather. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Best snow boots: Trudge confidently through snowfall," 17 Feb. 2021 That will keep accumulation totals in D.C. to a couple of slushy inches. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "Major snowstorm bears down on the Northeast, with blizzard conditions likely," 15 Dec. 2020 Snow may come down moderately to heavy for a time this morning but may also struggle to accumulate more than a slushy couple of inches due to temperatures above freezing, and even that could be mainly on grass rather than roads and sidewalks. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Wet snow this morning with more storm chances to come this week," 7 Feb. 2021 As ice sheets grew over time, dust would have accumulated within the ice—and may have been transformed into jarosite within slushy pockets between ice crystals. Tess Joosse, Science | AAAS, "Substance found in Antarctic ice may solve a martian mystery," 26 Jan. 2021 When the right amount of fat is blended with lye and water, then simmered and stirred until slushy, and this slurry can be set aside for hardening and aging to create an effective homemade soap. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "10 Uses for Animal Fat in the Wild," 20 Jan. 2021 In the metro, temperatures hovering around freezing kept snow totals down and left roads mainly wet and slushy, Meyer said. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Blizzard continues its grip on southwestern Minnesota," 15 Jan. 2021 Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s Sunday which will mean a slushy type of snow that will accumulate easier on the grass than on roads. Dallas News, "Potential winter weather on Sunday," 9 Jan. 2021 The temperature is expected to rise above freezing Tuesday, which Bartos said will cause roadways to become slushy. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Wind gusts to 115 mph and snow forecast as major storm arrives in Southcentral Alaska tonight," 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of slushy


1791, in the meaning defined above


1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slushy


slush entry 1 + -y

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4 Mar 2021

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“Slushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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\ ˈslə-shē How to pronounce slushy (audio) \
slushier; slushiest

Kids Definition of slushy

: covered with or resembling partly melted snow slushy roads

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