- IPA: /lʌʃ/
lush (comparative lusher, superlative lushest)
- (obsolete) Lax; slack; limp; flexible.
- (dialectal) Mellow; soft; (of ground or soil) easily turned; fertile.
- 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 ?
- (of vegetation) Dense, teeming with life; luxuriant.
- (of food) Savoury, delicious.
- That meal was lush! We have to go that restaurant again sometime!
- (miscellaneous) Thriving; rife; sumptuous.
- (British, slang) Beautiful, sexy.
- Boys with long hair are lush!
- (British, Canada, slang) Amazing, cool, fantastic, wicked.
- Your voice is lush, Lucy! I could listen to it all day!
- German: üppig gewachsen
- Italian: rigoglioso, rigogliosa, lussureggiante
- Portuguese: viçoso
- Russian: бу́йный
- Spanish: exuberante, lozano, lozana
- Russian: роско́шный
- German: geil
- Russian: сексапи́льный
- (slang, pejorative) Drunkard, sot, alcoholic.
- Synonyms: souse, suck-pint, Thesaurus:drunkard
- (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.
- (Hawaii, Pidgin, slang) A person who enjoys talking about themselves
- Synonyms: egotist, narcissist
- Am I humble or am I a lush?
- French: alcoolique
- German: Trinker, Alkoholiker, Saufbold
- Italian: alcolizzato, beone, ubriaco, ubriacone, spugna, alcolista
- Spanish: alcohólico
lush (lushes, present participle lushing; past and past participle lushed)
- (ambitransitive) To drink (liquor) to excess.