\ ˈskwä-shē How to pronounce squashy (audio) , ˈskwȯ- \
squashier; squashiest

Definition of squashy

1 : easily squashed
2 : softly wet : boggy
3 : soft because overripe squashy melons

Other Words from squashy

squashily \ ˈskwä-​shə-​lē How to pronounce squashy (audio) , ˈskwȯ-​ \ adverb
squashiness \ ˈskwä-​shē-​nəs How to pronounce squashy (audio) , ˈskwȯ-​ \ noun

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Examples of squashy in a Sentence

a bed covered in big squashy pillows
Recent Examples on the Web Sauté only a minute or two on each side, until the skin is crisped and the flesh is just springy rather than squashy. Janelle Davis, CNN, 25 May 2022 The squashy weekender is still shoppable for only $38. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 16 Sep. 2021 Mentions of the squashy dessert can be traced back to the paper’s first year in circulation. Angela Roberts, baltimoresun.com, 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of squashy

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Squashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squashy. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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