\ 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
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First Known Use of squishy

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Aug 2022

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“Squishy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squishy. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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