Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Making few demands; comfortable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective informal not requiring strong efforts; easy; -- said of paid employment.

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  • adjective Easy, making few demands, comfortable.
  • adjective Comfortable; often in a way that will suit a person's body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi and Urdu khuš, good, from Persian; see esu- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Hindi ख़ुशी / خوشی (khušī), from Persian خوشی (khoši, "happiness").

Examples

  • My agency is quite small, and very understaffed with what you call cushy jobs, as it happens.

    The Will

  • My agency is quite small, and very understaffed with what you call cushy jobs, as it happens.

    The Will

  • 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.

    Anime Nano!

  • 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.

    This Bud's For Sale

  • 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

    Oooops! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • 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.

    Top Bush Aides to Linger on High-Profile Boards - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • "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 ..."

    Plainfield Gazette - In support of Sharon!

  • "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 ..."

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Who exactly are the 'loyal' employees placed in cushy positions with increases?

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Who exactly are the 'loyal' employees placed in cushy positions with increases?

    Plainfield Gazette - In support of Sharon!

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