- a heavy, wet mixture of snow, ice, and water
- soft mud; mire
- any of several greasy compounds used as lubricants or rust preventives for machinery
- ⌂ overly sentimental talk or writing; drivel
- ⌂ a confection consisting of shaved or crushed ice with a syrup, usually fruit-flavored, poured over it
- Informal slush pile
Origin of slushprobably ; from Scand, as in Danish sluske, ultimately ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)leu- from source sleet
- to splash or cover with slush, esp. in lubricating or protecting
- to fill with mortar
- Partially melted snow or ice.
- Soft mud; slop; mire.
- Nautical Grease or fat discarded from a ship's galley.
- A greasy compound used as a lubricant for machinery.
- Maudlin speech or writing; sentimental drivel.
- A drink made of flavored syrup poured over crushed ice.
- Informal Unsolicited manuscripts submitted to a publisher.
verbslushed, slush·ing, slush·es
- To daub (machinery) with slush.
- To fill (joints in masonry) with mortar.
- Nautical To wash down (a deck) by splashing with water.
- To splash or soak with slush or mud.
- To walk or proceed through slush.
- To make a splashing or slushy sound.
Origin of slushPerhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slask, sloppy weather.
- Half-melted snow or ice
- As the skiing season drew to an end, there was nothing but slush left on the piste.
- Liquid mud or mire
- flavored shaved ice served as a drink
- A soft mixture of grease and other materials, used for lubrication.
- The refuse grease and fat collected in cooking, especially on shipboard.
- (engineering) A mixture of white lead and lime, used as a paint to prevent oxidation.
(third-person singular simple present slushes, present participle slushing, simple past and past participle slushed)