American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Making few demands; comfortable: a cushy job.
- adj. Easy, making few demands, comfortable.
- adj. Comfortable; often in a way that will suit a person's body.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. informal not requiring strong efforts; easy; -- said of paid employment.
- adj. not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
- From Hindi ख़ुशी / خوشی (khušī), from Persian خوشی (khoši, "happiness"). (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My agency is quite small, and very understaffed with what you call cushy jobs, as it happens.”
“I'll cut tj_han some slack because he is a poor oppressed conscript drafted unwillingly into Singapore's army at a young age as photographer or what I call a cushy public affairs job, not that I blame him for being cunning and crafty the lucky git.”
“For decades a palace of well-paid vice presidents in cushy offices presided over the manufacture of Budweiser, America's beer, in that most American of cities, St. Louis.”
“But with thousands of people doing “revolving door” pathetic short sentences in cushy jails, which only serve to encourage them to come back again. on July 28, 2008 at 7: 37 pm | Reply Intrigued of Ilford”
“As the rest of us deal with the appalling detritus of this administration, it is more then galling, although not unexpected, to see these fraudulent people land comfortably in cushy and undemanding jobs.”
“We also know that McWilliams during his forced departure placed his 'loyal' employees in cushy positions with increases but of course, there is no mention of that ...”
“Who exactly are the 'loyal' employees placed in cushy positions with increases?”
“Sporting trim togs and "cushy" - feeling golf shoes, DioGuardi signed autographs and posed for photos until she had met with each and every fan.”
“It was the largest commission penalty ever for a Wall Street firm, but even that has been called a cushy deal by some of Goldman's critics. (see "Goldman's Settlement: Four Days Worth Of 2009 Revenues.")”
“The U.S. lacks the kind of cushy political and regulatory environment that had allowed renewable-energy companies to flourish in Europe.”
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words originally derived from persian that have made it to english sometimes with several stops in intermediate languages
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