\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from slushy


slushiness noun

Synonyms for slushy

Synonyms: Adjective

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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 But, roads will be slushy and slick in spots, so take it slow. Dallas News, "First snowfall of the year in North Texas," 11 Jan. 2020 But some workers had no choice but to trudge through knee-high snow and brush off their cars before heading out on the slushy roads. Washington Post, "Schools, offices close as long-lived storm clobbers US East," 2 Dec. 2019 Snow was falling in a stretch from Madison to Green Bay and was arriving in southeast Wisconsin about 9:30 p.m. A few tenths of wet, slushy snow was expected to accumulate on roads within the first hour, the weather service reported. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Winter weather advisory issued as Halloween snow moves toward southern Wisconsin; road crews ready," 30 Oct. 2019 Our crews are reporting some slushy conditions above 500 feet. oregonlive, "Portland metro Friday traffic: Low elevation snowfall makes for slick streets," 18 Jan. 2020 Chitra Agrawal, a New York cookbook author and founder of the pickle company Brooklyn Delhi, remembers the ceramic jugs at her grandmother’s home in Bengaluru in southern India, which held lemons in a slushy saltwater brine. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "India’s ‘Pickle Queen’ Preserves Everything, Including the Past," 6 Jan. 2020 The result is a slushy interchange of money and influence that favors the rich and well-connected while freezing out everyone else. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "John Roberts: Bemused Spectator of American Democracy," 3 Jan. 2020 About an inch of slushy accumulation was expected on the same day Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban begins. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, "Hundreds of flights delayed, canceled as morning drizzle is expected to give way to afternoon snow, forecasters say," 1 Dec. 2019 They are forecasted to go above freezing Thursday and Friday, turning snow into a slushy mess. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's cold weather just broke a 108-year-old temperature record," 13 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'slushy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about slushy

Time Traveler for slushy

Time Traveler

The first known use of slushy was in 1791

See more words from the same year

Statistics for slushy

Last Updated

10 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Slushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for slushy


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

Kids Definition of slushy

: covered with or resembling partly melted snow slushy roads

More from Merriam-Webster on slushy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for slushy

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with slushy

Comments on slushy

What made you want to look up slushy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!