mush

Mush is a soft, squishy clump of something. That bowlful of mush your grandfather gave you for breakfast might be oatmeal.

Mush is a soggy mass, and cornmeal mush is a kind of porridge that fits this description. Mush is also something so overly sentimental that it's almost disgusting: "Oh, that movie was terrible, just a bunch of romantic mush!" When you use mush as a verb or an exclamation, it's usually in the context of dogsledding, meaning "Go!" or "Move forward!" This last meaning comes from the French marche, "walk" or "go."

Primary Meanings of mush

1.
n
any soft or soggy mass
2.
nv
a journey by dogsled
travel with a dogsled
Full Definitions of mush
1

n any soft or soggy mass

Synonyms:
pulp
Type of:
mass
a body of matter without definite shape

n cornmeal boiled in water

Synonyms:
cornmeal mush
Types:
atole
eaten as mush or as a thin gruel
hasty pudding
cornmeal mush served with sweetening (maple syrup or brown sugar)
polenta
a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water
Type of:
hot cereal
a cereal that is served hot

n writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental

Synonyms:
glop, slop, treacle
Type of:
sentimentalism
the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
2

n a journey by dogsled

Type of:
journey, journeying
the act of traveling from one place to another

v travel with a dogsled

Synonyms:
dogsled
Type of:
sled, sleigh
ride (on) a sled

v drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled)

Synonyms:
dogsled
travel with a dogsled
Type of:
drive
urge forward

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