mushy etymology

English word mushy comes from English -y, English mush

Detailed word origin of mushy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
mush English (eng) (transitive) To notch, cut, or indent (cloth, etc.) with a stamp. A directive given (usually to dogs or a horse) to start moving, or to move faster. To squish so as to break into smaller pieces or to combine with something else. (radio) A mixture of noise produced by the harmonics of continuous-wave stations.. (uncountable) A mess, often of food; a soft or semisolid substance. (intransitive) [...]
mushy English (eng) Overly sappy, corny, or cheesy.. Resembling or having the consistency of mush; semiliquid, pasty, or granular.. Soft; squishy.

Words with the same origin as mushy

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody