\ 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 Berkeley’s wildly popular Third Culture Bakery, known for its squishy and colorful mochi treats, is opening a second Bay Area location this summer focused on matcha. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Apr. 2021 Four kinds of seating are available: lawn section (bring your own chair or blanket), a lounge seat with an adjustable deck chair, a love seat for two with a double-width deck chair or a squishy bean bag for one. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 18 May 2021 There's a similar dullness in the steering, and the tall sidewalls on the 225/65R-17 Yokohama Geolander A/T tires mean the on-pavement ride is on the squishy side. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 17 May 2021 There was also an immediate meme image: Musk as the Nintendo character Wario, in a neon-yellow-and-purple outfit padded out with a squishy fat suit, a goofy zigzagging mustache haphazardly glued to his face. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 10 May 2021 The record will reflect the cold hard facts of a sometimes warm and squishy game of perception: Medina Spirit covered the mile and a quarter in 2 minutes 1.02 seconds and paid $26.20 on a $2 bet to win. New York Times, 1 May 2021 Regardless, Duchenne believed that the use of photography and other technical systems would transform the squishy business of representation into something objective and evidentiary, more suitable for scientific study. Kate Crawford, The Atlantic, 27 Apr. 2021 The squishy pearls, which are produced in Asian countries and shipped to the U.S., are ubiquitous to boba tea, also known as bubble tea. Abdel Jimenez, chicagotribune.com, 23 Apr. 2021 The Tuft & Needle Original Foam Pillow is soft and squishy, yet supportive—the dream pillow trifecta. Korin Miller, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021

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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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2 Jun 2021

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

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English Language Learners Definition of squishy

: soft and often wet

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