verb (used without object)
to flow out or issue suddenly, copiously, or forcibly, as a fluid from confinement:
Water gushed from the broken pipe.
to express oneself extravagantly or emotionally; talk effusively:
She gushed with pride over her new grandchild.
to have a sudden, copious flow, as of blood or tears.
verb (used with object)
to emit suddenly, forcibly, or copiously.
a sudden, copious outflow of a fluid.
the fluid emitted.
effusive and often insincere language or behavior.
to pour out or cause to pour out suddenly and profusely, usually with a rushing sound
to act or utter in an overeffusive, affected, or sentimental manner
a sudden copious flow or emission, esp of liquid
something that flows out or is emitted
an extravagant and insincere expression of admiration, sentiment, etc
12c., gosshien “make noises in the stomach,” later (c.1400) “rush out suddenly, pour out,” probably formed imitativeally in English under influence of Old Norse gusa “to gush, spurt,” related to geyser. Metaphoric sense of “speak in an effusive manner” first recorded 1873. Related: Gushed; gushing. The noun is 1680s, from the verb.
[guhsh-ee] /ˈgʌʃ i/ adjective, gushier, gushiest. 1. given to or marked by excessively effusive talk, behavior, etc. /ˈɡʌʃɪ/ adjective gushier, gushiest 1. (informal) displaying excessive admiration or sentimentality adj. 1845, from gush in the metaphoric sense + -y (2). Related: Gushily; gushiness.
[guhs-it] /ˈgʌs ɪt/ noun 1. a small, triangular piece of material inserted into a shirt, shoe, etc., to improve the fit or for reinforcement. Compare (def 1), 3 (def 1). 2. Civil Engineering. a plate for uniting structural members at a joint, as in a steel frame or truss. 3. Armor. /ˈɡʌsɪt/ noun 1. an […]
[guhs-ee] /ˈgʌs i/ noun 1. a female given name, form of .
- Gussied up
Also, all gussied up. Dressed up, as in Dana loves to get all gussied up and go to a fine restaurant. The origin of this expression is not clear, though possibly it relates to the earlier use of the noun gussie (derived from a proper name) for an effeminate man. [ ; mid-1900s ]