See also: Mush and MUSH

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably a variant of mash, or from a dialectal variant of Middle English mos (mush, pulp, porridge); compare Middle English appelmos (applesauce), from Old English mōs (food, victuals, porridge, mush), from Proto-West Germanic *mōs, from Proto-Germanic *mōsą (porridge, food), from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂d- (wet, fat, dripping). Cognate with Scots moosh (mush), Dutch moes (pulp, mush, porridge), German Mus (jam, puree, mush), Swedish mos (pulp, mash, mush). See also moose.

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NounEdit

mush (countable and uncountable, plural mushes)

  1. A somewhat liquid mess, often of food; a soft or semisolid substance.
    • 1855, Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom Chapter 1
      His food is of the coarsest kind, consisting for the most part of cornmeal mush, which often finds its way from the wooden tray to his mouth in an oyster shell.
  2. (radio) A mixture of noise produced by the harmonics of continuous-wave stations.
  3. (surfing) The foam of a breaker.
    • 2008, Bucky McMahon, Night Diver (page 80)
      And Rincon was all about surfing. Flash back thirty-odd years, to a skinny kid on a Styrofoam belly-board, pin-wheeling out into the mush of Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
  4. A magmatic body containing a significant proportion of crystals suspended in the liquid phase or melt.
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mush (third-person singular simple present mushes, present participle mushing, simple past and past participle mushed)

  1. To squish so as to break into smaller pieces or to combine with something else.
    He mushed the ingredients together.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old High German muos and Goidelic mus (a pap) or muss (a porridge), or any thick preparation of fruit.

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mush (uncountable)

  1. A food comprising cracked or rolled grains cooked in water or milk; porridge.
  2. (rural US) Cornmeal cooked in water and served as a porridge or as a thick sidedish like grits or mashed potatoes.
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Etymology 3Edit

Believed to be a contraction of mush on, from Michif, in turn a corruption of French marchons! and marche!, the cry of the voyageurs and coureurs de bois to their dogs.

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mush

  1. A directive given (usually to dogs or a horse) to start moving, or to move faster.
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mush (plural mushes)

  1. A walk, especially across the snow with dogs.

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mush (third-person singular simple present mushes, present participle mushing, simple past and past participle mushed)

  1. (intransitive) To walk, especially across the snow with dogs.
  2. (transitive) To drive dogs, usually pulling a sled, across the snow.
    • 1910, Jack London, Burning Daylight, part 1 chapter 4:
      Together the two men loaded and lashed the sled. They warmed their hands for the last time, pulled on their mittens, and mushed the dogs over the bank and down to the river-trail.

Etymology 4Edit

Simple contraction of mushroom.

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mush (plural mushes)

  1. (Quebec, slang) A magic mushroom.
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Etymology 5Edit

From Angloromani mush (man), from Romani mursh, from Sanskrit मनुष्य (manuṣya, human being, man).

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mush (plural mushes)

  1. (Britain, slang, chiefly Southern England) A form of address, normally to a man.
    Synonyms: mate (UK), pal (especially US)
    Oy mush, come over here and gimme a hand with the motor.
  2. (Britain, slang, chiefly Northern England, Australia) The face.
    Synonym: mug
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Etymology 6Edit

Compare French moucheter (to cut with small cuts).

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mush (third-person singular simple present mushes, present participle mushing, simple past and past participle mushed)

  1. (transitive) To notch, cut, or indent (cloth, etc.) with a stamp.

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AngloromaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Romani murś, from Sanskrit मनुष्य (manuṣya, human being, man).

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mush (plural mushes)

  1. man

DescendantsEdit

  • English: mush

ReferencesEdit

  • mush” in The Manchester Romani Project, Angloromani Dictionary.