\ 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

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 The cold, dirty, wet stuff that immediately forms a deep, slushy crevasse on every corner. Claire Friedman, The New Yorker, 21 Apr. 2022 Snow in trace amounts or up to an inch is likely, with slushy conditions on the roads, the forecast says. oregonlive, 10 Apr. 2022 After a quick slushy spasm, 50s will return into next week. Star Tribune, 10 Apr. 2021 Pluto’s average temperature is a brisk minus 387 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 232 degrees Celsius), so any slushy eruptions would likely retain their shape on the dwarf planet’s surface. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Mar. 2022 Mother’s Ruin opened Friday in Avondale and offers creative slushy cocktails and hearty food, like hot and crispy waffle fries, with a simplified approach: Everything is ordered at the bar., 16 Mar. 2022 Next, Flores pops open a barrel-sized container filled with a slushy brown liquid. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 As temperatures fall well below freezing, the slushy mix on the ground will freeze, and a drier accumulating snow will fall on top of the icy surface and come to an end Saturday morning. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 12 Mar. 2022 Any wet or slushy areas will refreeze, so use caution driving and walking. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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15 May 2022

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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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