\ˈsmu̇sh, ˈsmüsh\
smooshed; smooshing; smooshes

Definition of smoosh 

chiefly US, informal

: to squash or mash … my sister busied herself smooshing the chocolates to see which had the best centers …— Laurie Colwin, Gourmet Magazine, April 1985 And every couple hundred feet, she stops and presses her face against a different store window to peek inside. At one of the boutiques, she smooshes her face so hard against the window that she leaves an imprint of mist on the glass.— Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, 11 Nov. 2005 If you smooshed together Microsoft, Dell and Sony into one company, you would have something like the diversity of the Apple technological biosphere.— Lev Grossman, Time, 24 Oct. 2005

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First Known Use of smoosh

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for smoosh

probably alteration of smash entry 1, with raised and backed vowel suggesting attenuation

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