mush

mush
mush1
/mush/ or, esp. for 2-5, /moosh/, n.
1. meal, esp. cornmeal, boiled in water or milk until it forms a thick, soft mass, or until it is stiff enough to mold into a loaf for slicing and frying.
2. any thick, soft mass.
3. mawkish sentimentality or amorousness.
4. anything unpleasantly or contemptibly lacking in coherence, force, dignity, etc.: His entire argument was simply mush.
v.t.
5. to squeeze or crush; crunch: to mush all the candy together in a sticky ball.
[1665-75, Amer.; obscurely akin to MASH1]
mush2
/mush/, v.i.
1. to go or travel, esp. over snow with a dog team and sled.
v.t.
2. to drive or spur on (sled dogs or a sled drawn by dogs).
3. go! (used as an order to start or speed up a dog team)
n.
4. a trip or journey, esp. across snow and ice with a dog team.
[1895-1900; perh. orig. as phrasal v. mush on! < CanF, F marchons! let's go!; see MARCH1]

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