Pronunciation Adjective

lush (comparative lusher, superlative lushest)

  1. (obsolete) Lax; slack; limp; flexible.
  2. (dialectal) Mellow; soft; (of ground or soil) easily turned; fertile.
  3. Juicy, succulent.
    Synonyms: sapful, sappy
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i], page 6 ↗:
      How luſh and luſty the graſſe lookes ? How greene ?
  4. (of vegetation) Dense, teeming with life; luxuriant.
  5. (of food) Savoury, delicious.
    That meal was lush! We have to go that restaurant again sometime!
  6. (miscellaneous) Thriving; rife; sumptuous.
  7. (British, slang) Beautiful, sexy.
    Boys with long hair are lush!
  8. (British, Canada, slang) Amazing, cool, fantastic, wicked.
    Your voice is lush, Lucy! I could listen to it all day!
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: роско́шный
  • German: geil
  • Russian: сексапи́льный
Translations Noun


  1. (slang, pejorative) Drunkard, sot, alcoholic.
    Synonyms: souse, suck-pint, Thesaurus:drunkard
  2. (slang) Intoxicating liquor.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:alcoholic beverage
    • 1841, Charles Lever, Charles O'Malley
      If your care comes, in the liquor sink it, / Pass along the lush — I'm the boy can drink it.
  3. (Hawaii, Pidgin, slang) A person who enjoys talking about themselves
    Synonyms: egotist, narcissist
    Am I humble or am I a lush?
Translations Verb

lush (lushes, present participle lushing; past and past participle lushed)

  1. (ambitransitive) To drink (liquor) to excess.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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