ˈskwä-shē How to pronounce squashy (audio)
squashier; squashiest
: easily squashed
: softly wet : boggy
: soft because overripe
squashy melons
squashily adverb
squashiness noun

Examples of squashy in a Sentence

a bed covered in big squashy pillows
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Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of squashy was in 1698

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Cite this Entry

“Squashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squashy. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


ˈskwäsh-ē How to pronounce squashy (audio)
squashier; squashiest
: easily squashed : soft
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