squishier; squishiest
: being soft, yielding, and usually damp
: not firm, steady, or fixed : soft: such as
: imprecise
squishy estimates
squishiness noun

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 Bathroom fixtures might be cheap hardware-store staples, yet the big squishy sofas are acres of cool white linen. Paul Richardson, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Apr. 2024 Some croissant bits were the squishy middle parts, while others were the crispier corners. Kimberly Cataudella Tutuska, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 Typing on the Alpha feels nice (the keys are squishy while still being responsive in that way that good mechanical keyboards can be). Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 The silicone is a good level of squishy – firm, yet soft – and gives off a strong, but not too strong, spray. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2024 In This Article Avocados have a very short timespan between rock hard and extra squishy. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 2 Dec. 2023 In a few years your hard drive may be full of such squishy stuff. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Feb. 2024 Tucked into a sesame seed bun that holds its shape better than its squishy brioche bun competitors, the fillet is accompanied by lots of shredduce, that clever portmanteau for shredded lettuce. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 Yield: About 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Optional: 1 teaspoon finely diced shallot 1 ripe (but not squishy) avocado 1. Cathy Thomas, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of squishy was circa 1847

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“Squishy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squishy. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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squishier; squishiest
: being soft, yielding, and damp
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