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[guhsh-ee] /ˈgʌʃ i/

adjective, gushier, gushiest.
given to or marked by excessively effusive talk, behavior, etc.
adjective gushier, gushiest
(informal) displaying excessive admiration or sentimentality

1845, from gush in the metaphoric sense + -y (2). Related: Gushily; gushiness.


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