American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thick porridge or pudding of cornmeal boiled in water or milk.
- n. Something thick, soft, and pulpy.
- n. Informal Mawkish sentimentality, affection, or amorousness.
- v. To reduce to mush; mash or crush.
- v. To travel, especially over snow with a dogsled.
- v. To drive (a dogsled or team of dogs).
- n. A journey, especially by dogsled.
- interj. Used to command a team of dogs to begin pulling or move faster.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anything mashed.
- n. Meal boiled in water or milk until it forms a thick, soft mass: as, oatmeal mush; mush and milk; specifically, such a preparation made from Indian corn; hasty-pudding.
- n. Something resembling mush, as being soft and pulpy: as, mush of mud.
- n. Fish ground up; chum; pomace; stosh.
- n. Dust; dusty refuse.
- n. The best kind of iron ore.
- To nick or notch (dress-fabrics) round the edges with a stamp, for ornament.
- To reduce to a mush or a pulp, or to a pulverized condition; pulverize; crush.
- To become reduced to a pulverized condition; crumble; waste away.
- To trudge or travel through the snow, while driving a dog-sled. See mushing and musher.
- n. Quebecois English, slang magic mushrooms
- n. A food comprising cracked or rolled grains cooked in water or milk; porridge.
- n. rural USA cornmeal cooked in water and served as a porridge or as a thick sidedish like grits or mashed potatoes.
- n. UK, primarily Southern England, slang A form of address to a man.
- n. UK, primarily Northern England, slang The face
- v. transitive To notch, cut, or indent (cloth, etc.) with a stamp.
- n. uncountable A mess, often of food; a soft or semisolid substance.
- v. To squish so as to break into smaller pieces or to combine with something else.
- interj. A directive given (usually to dogs or a horse) to start moving, or to move faster.
- n. A walk, especially across the snow with dogs.
- v. intransitive To walk, especially across the snow with dogs.
- v. transitive To drive dogs, usually pulling a sled, across the snow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. U.S. Meal (esp. Indian meal) boiled in water; hasty pudding; supawn.
- v. To notch, cut, or indent, as cloth, with a stamp.
- n. Colloq., Alaska & Northwestern U. S. A march on foot, esp. across the snow with dogs; ; -- also used attributively.
- v. To travel on foot, esp. across the snow with dogs.
- v. travel with a dogsled
- v. drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled)
- n. a journey by dogsled
- n. any soft or soggy mass
- n. writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
- n. cornmeal boiled in water
- Probably a variant of mash, or from a dialectal variant of Middle English mos ("mush, pulp, porridge"; compare Middle English appelmos ("applesauce")), from Old English mōs ("food, victuals, porridge, mush"), from Proto-Germanic *mōsan (“porridge, food”), from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂d- (“wet, fat, dripping”). Cognate with Scots moosh ("mush"), Dutch moes ("pulp, mush, porridge"), German Mus ("jam, puree, mush"), Swedish mos ("pulp, mash, mush"). See also moose. (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of mash.Possibly alteration of French marchons, first person pl. imperative of marcher, to walk, go, from Old French; see march1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My end of the workday brain mush loved your bullets.”
“I have, from time to time, posted articles and links that indicate a certain mush-headedness among conservatives about the company they keep.”
“PLAINFIELD TODAY: Corzine on hospitals: More mush from the wimp skip to main | skip to sidebar”
“No wonder I recalled the Boston Globe headline: "More mush from the wimp".”
“Discuss until your prune mush is digested and excreted.”
“The mush is cast into loaves and allowed to cool thoroughly until gelled.”
“Patronizing mush from the talk-show host, who urges women to settle for “Mr. 80 Percent” and hold sex “in reserve” to protect themselves from all the men who still think, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?””
“(HT: Blog Quebecois) Prune mush is also a required entree.”
“Let your children drink powdered milk and eat whole grain mush with prunes and husks.”
“Patronizing mush from the psychologist and talk-show-host.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘mush’.
Interesting, there is a traditional vocabulary of an Ukrainian, that differs from vocabulary of average American. It would be nice to explore it.
List of terms for porridge dishes made from seeds, grains, legumes, etc. from around the world.
See mollusque's list More gruel?.
Environmental Ice and Snow
(excluding all the food ice)
"I like quesadillas!" All the fun words for the non-stop babbler's vocabulary.
Unexpected or not. :)
Words that are visually, sonically, or by definition unpleasant.
Looking for tweets for mush.