squish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently an alteration of squash, influenced by obsolete squiss (to squeeze). Cognate with Scots squische, squies (to crush, squeeze). Compare also Old Provençal esquichar (to squeeze, squish). See also squeeze.

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Noun[edit]

squish (plural squishes)

  1. The sound or action of something, especially something moist, being squeezed or crushed.
  2. (informal) An aromantic or platonic attraction.
  3. (politics, informal, derogatory) A political moderate (term used by conservative activists in the 1980s).

Verb[edit]

squish (third-person singular simple present squishes, present participle squishing, simple past and past participle squished)

  1. To squeeze, compress, or crush (especially something moist).
    The sandwich tasted fine, even though it got squished in his lunchbox.

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