Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To squeeze or crush together or into a flat mass; squash.
  • intransitive verb To emit the gurgling or sucking sound of soft mud being walked on.
  • noun A squishing sound.
  • noun Slang A person regarded as weak and ineffective.

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

  • intransitive verb To make the sound of squirting water, like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; to make a kind of gushing, swashing, or splashing sound; to move with such a sound.
  • noun A sound like that made by the feet of one walking in mud or slush; a gushing, swashing, or splashing sound; a squishing sound.

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  • noun A political moderate (derogatory term used by conservative activists in the 1980s)
  • verb To squeeze, compress, or crush.

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

  • verb walk through mud or mire
  • noun the noise of soft mud being walked on
  • verb put (a liquid) into a container or another place by means of a squirting action

Etymologies

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

[Probably alteration of squash.]

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Onomatopoeic

Examples

  • Gracer quickly decapitates it and makes a "squish" - inducing cut down the mid-line.

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  • Each time he tried, you could here the "squish" sound made when me moved on the seat of the chair.

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  • Each time he tried, you could here the "squish" sound made when me moved on the seat of the chair.

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  • Also IIRC the black woman who played one of the prisoners ("squish" in Cellblock tango) had played Velma on stage (I don't know if it was an integrated or all-black version).

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  • Air current wants to kind of squish it and sneak it west and now we're looking at a cone of uncertainty or probability of landfall anywhere from Houston or just south of Houston towards the Texas border.

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  • I just want to 'squish' those two.. they're so adorable!

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  • A victory by the Democrats would bring the Senate to a 23-17 GOP majority, and cut the "squish" edge in the GOP Caucus to 15-8.

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  • While a similar "squish" faction in the House of Delegates occasionally joins with Democrats to form a majority, the greatest difference between the two bodies is conservatives control a majority in the House GOP allowing them to choose the leadership, while the "squishes" have solid control of the GOP caucus and thus the leadership.

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  • Loudoun GOP Chairman Randy Minchew represents the "squish" faction.

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  • Or, if you're a single syllable kinda mantra sort of person, say, "squish," which has a fish sound and really works with the holiday season.

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