squashy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj squashy easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility "spongy bread"
    • adj squashy (of soil) soft and watery "the ground was boggy under foot","a marshy coastline","miry roads","wet mucky lowland","muddy barnyard","quaggy terrain","the sloughy edge of the pond","swampy bayous"
    • adj squashy like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Squashy Easily squashed; soft.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • squashy Soft and wet; miry; muddy; pulpy; mushy; watery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Squashy like a squash: muddy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esquacher (Fr. écacher), to crush—L. ex, out, coactāre, to restrain—cogĕre, coactum, to drive together.

Usage

In literature:

That was a big, squashy man, the colour of a rubber overshoe, and he had an eye like a head waiter's.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
They're so squashy"; and "You'll be able to learn your Collect so easily with that big print, Jerry dear.
"Jeremy" by Hugh Walpole
In a minute Ada returned with the basin full of green peas, boiled into a squashy mass.
"Jonah" by Louis Stone
It 's easy to be squashy on that subject.
"Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete" by George Meredith
As old and as squashy!
"The Poor Little Rich Girl" by Eleanor Gates
A neutral is a squashy It that both sides do right to kick out of the way.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
They were clearing the ropes, collecting the lamps, picking up knives, handspikes, crowbars, swabbing the decks with squashy flaps.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Pretty smart shower too; the roofs of the mud houses got squashy and slipped down on the inhabitants.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
I simply cawn't stand the slimy, squashy little reptiles, you know!
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
There was a sort of squashy, smacking sound and the reddish-haired man lay down quietly in the road.
"Sam, This is You" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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In poetry:

Like heaps of squashy berries under muslin
The town emerges out of crimson gauze.
Along the streets the boulevards are dragging
Their twilight with them, like a rank of dwarves.
"From early dawn the thirtieth of April..." by Boris Pasternak
To whatever variation
Our posterity may turn
Hairy, squashy, or crustacean,
Bulbous-eyed or square of stern,
Tusked or toothless, mild or ruthless,
Towards that unknown god we yearn.
"Evolutionary Hymn" by C S Lewis

In news:

I have some pumpkins and gourdy-squashy things in my garden I'll eventually get moved to my front porch.
For instance, deep-seated sofas don't suit short people, while those who love snuggling into a squashy sofa will struggle to warm to a lean low-backed contemporary number, no matter how trendy it looks.
For instance, deep-seated sofas don't suit short people, while those who love snuggling into a squashy sofa will struggle to warm to a lean, low-backed contemporary number, no matter how trendy it looks.
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