\ ˈskwi-shē How to pronounce squishy (audio) \
squishier; squishiest

Definition of squishy

1 : being soft, yielding, and usually damp
2 : not firm, steady, or fixed : soft: such as
b : imprecise squishy estimates

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squishiness noun

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Examples of squishy in a Sentence

The ground was wet and squishy. those are awfully squishy estimates for the final cost of a new football stadium
Recent Examples on the Web Careful observers on creek-side trails may see the orange-bellied California newt, a squishy member of the salamander family. Los Angeles Times, "Seen our hiking guide? L.A.’s 50 best hikes await," 18 Mar. 2021 Pick a lemon that's slightly soft (not squishy) and heavy for its size. Laura Duerr, chicagotribune.com, "How to juice a lemon," 13 Mar. 2021 Benedict Wong voices Tong, another character picked up along the journey, a burly warrior with a squishy center. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "Raya and the Last Dragon," 4 Mar. 2021 That means cutting citrus-y fruits or extra-squishy tomatoes, for example, will be a cinch, as will resting your meat. Christine Persaud, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Wednesday," 4 Mar. 2021 An account of the carnage gives way to actual, horrifying footage from the aftermath of the killing, with women wailing in grief and bodies piled in the street, the squishy subjectivity of human recollection replaced by brutal reality. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "The 101 Greatest Endings in Movies History," 22 Feb. 2021 This thing can take a beating and keep your data safe and sound inside its robust chassis, protected on all sides by a removable, squishy bumper. Gear Team, Wired, "The 18 Best Weekend Deals on Masks, Headphones, and MacBooks," 20 Feb. 2021 Inside tech companies, communications is often seen as soft, squishy, irrational work—an afterthought that should not be prioritized. Danah Boyd, Wired, "The Biden Administration Needs a VP of Engineering, Not a CTO," 23 Dec. 2020 Here, a sunny yellow Bomboca sofa by the Campana Brothers provides a squishy respite from touring the deck, which is laden with Vuitton’s rare hard-sided trunks, handbags in exotic finishes, and nautical-themed accessories. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "This 147-Foot Yacht in Miami Is Decked Out in Louis Vuitton," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of squishy

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of squishy was circa 1847

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22 Mar 2021

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“Squishy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squishy. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of squishy

: soft and often wet

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