\ 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


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


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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The surgery itself is very satisfying — 11 minutes of Dr. Lee squeezing and yanking yellow, squishy flesh from under the skin. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, "The 7 Biggest Dr. Pimple Popper Lipoma Extractions Ever," 5 July 2019 Marine biologists are taking a creative approach to studying some other squishy stuff: delicate invertebrates such as jellyfish. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... The Year in Science," 1 Jan. 2019 Fortunately, achieving net investment income isn't a soft, squishy goal. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "Scott Burns: Getting to this point in your finances is like scoring a gigantic pay raise," 5 June 2019 The mattress is exactly the right amount of squishy you dream of your mattress to be. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Casper's New Hybrid Mattress," 16 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of squishy

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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squirting cucumber







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The first known use of squishy was circa 1847

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English Language Learners Definition of squishy

: soft and often wet

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