I. noun Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slusk slush Date: 1641 1. a. partly melted or watery snow b. loose ice crystals formed during the early stages of freezing of salt water 2. soft mud ; mire 3. refuse grease and fat from cooking especially on shipboard 4. paper pulp in water suspension 5. trashy and usually cheaply sentimental material 6. unsolicited writings submitted (as to a magazine) for publication II. verb Date: 1807 transitive verb to wet or splash with slush intransitive verb 1. to make one's way through slush 2. to make a splashing sound

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  • slush — [slʌʃ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [U] partly melted snow ▪ Children were sliding around in the snow and slush. 2.) [U] informal feelings or stories that seem silly because they are too romantic ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Slush — (sl[u^]sh), n. [Cf. Sw. slaska to paddle in water, slask wet, filth.] [Written also {slosh}.] 1. Soft mud. [1913 Webster] 2. A mixture of snow and water; half melted snow. [1913 Webster] 3. A soft mixture of grease and other materials, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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