\ˈslə-shē \
slushier; slushiest

Definition of slushy 

: 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

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Other Words from slushy

slushiness noun

Examples of slushy in a Sentence

the slushy racetrack resulted in a significantly slower time for the winning horse slushy music underscores the movie's emotional scenes

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Let thaw until broth is partially liquid, with a slushy texture, about 8 hours. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "How to Eat to Beat the Heat, Korean Style," 8 Aug. 2018 Just in time for summer, Miri’s shack opened on Golden Garden beach with slushy drinks, ice cream and root beer floats. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Loosen your belt: 46 more restaurant and ice cream openings in Seattle and on the Eastside to try," 25 June 2018 Buy Photo For some people, the height of summer means frosty beers, pink wine, or slushy neon margaritas. Joy Manning,, "Where to drink in Philadelphia during Dry July," 12 July 2018 From the bar, diners can expect takes on '70s cocktails, a wine list emphasizing rosés, and some slushy drinks. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Snack Boys' opening pushed to Jan. 19," 16 Jan. 2018 The scientists also say that second tsunami might have thrown slushy, icy boulders across the Martian landscape. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "There Were Mega-Tsunamis on Mars," 19 May 2016 The waterproof layer kept feet dry and toasty when conditions turned slushy, even if the Forge tended to overheat on warm days. Outside Online, "The Best Trail Shoes of 2018," 15 May 2018 The snow pack along the Denali is soft and slushy by afternoon, almost impossible to travel across. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s still winter in the Alaska Range, which is both good and bad," 13 May 2018 Then: The plop of a water drop, a crunchy gurgle of ice against slushy ice. Cate Mcquaid,, "An otherworldy Arctic landscape, in a beautiful and troubling exhibit," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of slushy

1791, in the meaning defined above

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\ˈslə-shē \
slushier; slushiest

Kids Definition of slushy

: covered with or resembling partly melted snow slushy roads

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