- The definition of lush is something that is full or exists in abundance. It also is a woman with a sensuous body.
- An example of lush is vegetation in the rainforest.
- An example of lush is Marilyn Monroe.
- Lush is defined as a person who drinks or is drunk a lot.
An example of a lush is a person who spends a lot of their time in a bar.
The lush vegetation of a rainforest.
- tender and full of juice
- of luxuriant growth: lush vegetation
- characterized by a rich growth of vegetation: lush fields
- characterized by richness, abundance, or extravagance, as in ornamentation, invention, etc., often tending to excess: lush writing
Origin of lushMiddle English lusch, uncertain or unknown; perhaps echoic variant, variety of lassch, soft, flaccid ; from Old French lasche, lax, loose ; from laschier, to loosen ; from Late Latin an unverified form lascare ; from an unverified form lascus, altered by metathesis ; from Classical Latin laxus, lax
- Slang alcoholic liquor
- Slang a person who drinks liquor habitually and to excess; esp., an alcoholic
Origin of lush; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps lush, in sense “full of juice”
- a. Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation: a lush valley.b. Abundant; plentiful. See Synonyms at profuse.
- a. Extravagant or luxurious, as in ornamentation: the lush decor of a grand hotel.b. Extremely pleasing to the senses: a lush scent; lush fruit; the lush sounds of an orchestra.c. Voluptuous or sensual: “[His]eyes swept over her lush young body until she was all the way out the door” (Clark Howard).
Origin of lushMiddle English, relaxed, soft, probably alteration of lache, loose, weak, from Old French lasche, soft, succulent, from laschier, to loosen, from Late Latin laxicāre, to become shaky, frequentative of Latin laxāre, to open, relax, from laxus, loose; see lax.
transitive verblushed, lush·ing, lush·es
Origin of lushOrigin unknown.
(comparative lusher, superlative lushest)
- (dialectal) Mellow; soft; (of ground or soil) easily turned.
- (of vegetation) Dense, teeming with life.
- (slang, of food) Luxuriant, delicious.
- That meal was lush! We have to go that restaurant again sometime!
- (UK, slang) Beautiful, sexy.
- Boys with long hair are lush!
- (UK, Canada, slang) Amazing, cool, fantastic, wicked.
- Your voice is lush, Lucy! I could listen to it all day!
From Middle English lusch (“slack, relaxed, limp, loose”), from Old English *lysc, *lesc (“slack, limp”), from Proto-Germanic *laskaz, *lasiwaz (“weak, false, feeble”), from Proto-Indo-European *las- (“weak”). Akin to Old English lysu, lesu (“false, evil, base”), Middle Low German lasch (“slack”), Middle High German erleswen (“to become weak”), Old Norse lǫskr (“weak, feeble”), Gothic (lasiws, “weak, feeble”), Middle Low German las, lasich (“slack, languid, idle”), Low German lusch (“loose”). Related to lusk. More at lishey, lazy.
(third-person singular simple present lushes, present participle lushing, simple past and past participle lushed)
- (intransitive) To drink liquor to excess.
- To drink (liqu) to excess.