squishy

adjective
\ 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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Other Words from squishy

squishiness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for squishy

Synonyms

flabby, mushy, pulpy, soft, spongy, squashy, squooshy

Antonyms

firm, hard, solid

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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

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Until you decide the fine details, those numbers are squishy at best. Jeff Layton, The Seattle Times, "Your PNW vacation home: Planning for expenses and where to save," 29 Mar. 2019 Not all squishy fans celebrate squishies’ slowing pace. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "This Year’s Holiday Toy Craze Involves a Lot of Squishing," 13 Nov. 2018 Spread a good amount of the mix on a squishy, Italian-style roll, ideally the kind topped with sesame seeds. Paula Forbes, GQ, "A Well-Crafted Muffaletta Is the Perfect Sandwich," 29 May 2018 After pressing on your narwhal, unicorn, elephant, or penguin, each slowly rises back to its original form for a soft and squishy good time. Megan Stein, Country Living, "If Your Kids Love Hatchimals They're Going to Freak Over This New Squeezamals Game," 9 Jan. 2019 Toy makers closely guard their squishy-toy formulations, which are usually variations of polyurethane. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "This Year’s Holiday Toy Craze Involves a Lot of Squishing," 13 Nov. 2018 How is cubic poop more advantageous than pellets, tubes, coils, or just squishy piles? Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "BREAKING: Mystery of Square Wombat Poop Revealed," 20 Nov. 2018 To roast garlic bulbs, lightly grease a casserole dish with olive oil, chuck in some clean bulbs, and bake at 350 degrees until the bulbs are soft and squishy — usually about 45 minutes. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways You Can Make Your Garlic Last Longer," 27 July 2018 The pork buns are a squishy delight, the summer rolls capture the season year-round, and the ramen is soul-warming. Kaitlyn Wylde, Vogue, "What’s So Great About Great Barrington? A Weekend Guide to the Quietly Cool Berkshire Town," 25 Oct. 2018

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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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squishy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of squishy

: soft and often wet

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