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slushier; slushiest
: being, involving, or resembling slush: such as
: full of or covered with slush
slushy streets
: made up of or having the consistency of slush
slushy snow
: having a cheaply sentimental quality
a slushy novel
slushiness noun


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variants or slushie or less commonly slushee
plural slushies also slushees
: 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

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
The snow typically melts in April, creating slushy conditions on sidewalks and in parks, which can be disappointing for those looking to do outdoor activities. Julia Eskins, Travel + Leisure, 10 Sep. 2023 Beyond that, the soles should have patterned treads to keep you steady on wet or slushy ground. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2023 For something even cooler, opt for a Frozen Honey Deuce — a blended, slushy version of the cocktail. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2023 Some tricks of the trade used by the pair to create the video’s special effects are revealed; the slushy Rodrigo gets drenched with in the video, for instance, was filled with bits of plastic instead of ice. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 17 Aug. 2023 Next time, maintain your cool with a frozen coffee slushy. Nina Moskowitz, Bon Appétit, 21 June 2023 On game nights, the park, Square Léon, is buzzing with older men crowded around checker tables, little kids clambering up playground equipment and older women in West African dresses selling bags of homemade doughnuts and slushy ginger drinks that both tickle and soothe the throat. Catherine Porter James Hill, New York Times, 25 July 2023 In some recipes, the slushy consistency of frozen lemonade comes from ice. Ali Ramee, Southern Living, 2 July 2023 Blend on high until a slushy consistency forms, adding more coffee or milk if needed. Pour it into a glass, ideally with a reusable straw, and enjoy your coffee buzz. Nina Moskowitz, Bon Appétit, 21 June 2023 See More

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Word History



slush entry 1 + -y

First Known Use


1791, in the meaning defined above


1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slushy was in 1791

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Cite this Entry

“Slushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


slushier; slushiest
: full of or resembling slush
a slushy road
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