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[muhsh-ee, moo sh-ee] /ˈmʌʃ i, ˈmʊʃ i/

adjective, mushier, mushiest.
resembling ; pulpy.
Informal. overly emotional or sentimental:
mushy love letters.
adjective mushier, mushiest
soft and pulpy
(informal) excessively sentimental or emotional

1890, from mushy + -ness. Figurative sense of “sentimentality” attested from 1946.

“soft, pulpy, 1839; “sentimental,” 1870; from mush (n.) + -y (2). Mush (n.) in a transferred sense of “sentimentality” is attested from 1908.


Sentimental: The kid got mushy with the broad/ If you expected Al Unser Sr to get all mushy-gushy and misty-eyed, you don’t know Al Unser Sr (1839+)


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