\ 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 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, "Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby," 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, "Why We Shouldn’t Trust AI to Tell Us What We Feel," 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, "On the hunt for bubble tea? Here’s why it might be in short supply.," 23 Apr. 2021 The Tuft & Needle Original Foam Pillow is soft and squishy, yet supportive—the dream pillow trifecta. Korin Miller, Forbes, "10 Good Pillows That Won’t Go Flat While You’re Sleeping," 7 Apr. 2021 Throughout, the athletic director has had nothing to say, save two squishy press releases. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc: UC basketball is a white-hot mess now and for the foreseeable future," 9 Apr. 2021 James Suzman’s marquee fact, upon which the edifice of his 300,000-year history precariously balances, is astonishingly squishy. Daniel Immerwahr, The New Republic, "Paleo Con," 24 Mar. 2021 Unfortunately, the brake pedal suffers from hybrid regenerative tuning and is excessively squishy and awkward to operate in stop-and-go traffic. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e Prioritizes Quickness and Range," 23 Mar. 2021 Careful observers on creek-side trails may see the orange-bellied California newt, a squishy member of the salamander family. Los Angeles Times, "Seen our hiking guide? L.A.’s 50 best hikes await," 18 Mar. 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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9 May 2021

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“Squishy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squishy. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of squishy

: soft and often wet

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