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Possibly blend of smash +‎ mush.


  • IPA(key): /smʌʃ/, /smʊʃ/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌʃ, -ʊʃ


smush (plural smushes)

  1. A beaten or pulverized mass.
    The steamroller left her pie an unrecognizable smush.
  2. An act of crushing or squeezing.
    • 2013 Dec. 22, Jad Mouawad and Martha C. White, "[1]," New York Times (retrieved 23 December 2013):
      Some carriers are taking the smush to new heights. Spirit Airlines, for instance, uses seats on some flights with the backrest permanently set back three inches. Call it, as Spirit does, “prereclined.”


smush (third-person singular simple present smushes, present participle smushing, simple past and past participle smushed)

  1. (transitive) to mash; or push; especially to push down or in; compress
    His favorite part of making preserves with his mother was when he got to smush the raw fruit with the pestle.
    That pulled pork meat was smushed in BBQ sauce.
  2. (slang, New York, US) To engage in intimate contact, especially sexual relations.
    • 2011, Farley, Jenni, The Rules According to JWOWW:
      Exercising can take your smushing to a whole new level. WORK OUT I am not shitting you: experts say exercise can make sex mind-blowing.





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smush (third-person singular present smushes, present participle smushin, past smusht, past participle smusht)

  1. to crush, smash, dust


smush (uncountable)

  1. fragments of dirt, etc.
  2. (Orkney) smoke or dust flying about

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Further reading[edit]

  • Flaws, Margaret; Lamb, Gregor (1996) The Orkney Dictionary, Kirkwall, Orkney: Orkney Language and Culture Group, published 2001, →ISBN