\ 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 Full of Tempur-Pedic stuffing, this bear is soft and squishy enough to double as an extra pillow. Tessa Bahoosh, USA TODAY, "10 things you didn't know you could get at Tempur-Pedic," 3 June 2020 The whole thing is a wild concept, hinging on the plausibility of every character’s motivations, which are all a bit squishy. cleveland, "’Inheritance’ works off an equation that produces mixed results (review)," 22 May 2020 While medicine balls tend to cost over $30, this compact medicine ball (which is squishy and filled with sand) is more budget-friendly. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "21 great fitness products for at-home workouts under $30," 29 Mar. 2020 The hype was a reference to the awards, but also to the Pouch, a squishy clutch bag made from butter-soft leather crushed in the middle that feels kind of like a soft toy, or a therapy dog. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Breaking the Curse of the It Bag," 18 Feb. 2020 Let the persimmons ripen until soft but not squishy. Washington Post, "Freshen up the Waldorf salad with persimmons, Asian pear and grapefruit," 24 Dec. 2019 The days of juicy, smashed burgers with squishy buns and gooey American cheese from Lovely’s are coming to an end — for now. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland burger pop-up Lovely’s moves on," 24 July 2019 The bacon franks are used to make the crave-worthy sausage sandwich ($13.50), which layers seared, juicy slices of sausage with melty cheese on a soft, squishy bun. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "BBQ on demand: 5 things to know about ClusterTruck, downtown's 'virtual food truck' | The Kansas City Star," 20 Mar. 2018 North Carolina Republican Richard Burr handed out fidget spinners to his colleagues during the pre-trial lunch and brought an squishy orange stress ball with him on the Senate floor. Daniel Flatley, Bloomberg.com, "Fidget Spinners and Quick Breaks: Senators Fight Impeachment Trial Fatigue," 10 May 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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25 Jun 2020

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“Squishy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squishy. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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: soft and often wet

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