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    the meaning of squashy

    Hello everyone,

    Recently, I have heard squashy many times. Kids use this word to mean 'overcrowded'.

    For example, I was pushing a roundabout, in which kids were lying down. There was not enough room for kids and one of the kids said 'it is squashy'.

    My daughter also uses this word to mean 'overcrowded' maybe something else. When I looked the word up in a dictionary, it said something differently.

    For example, a squishy fruit or squishy sofa.

    I was wondering what is the meaning of squashy in this context. Also I would like to know whether native speakers use this word, or it is just kids use this word.

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    Re: the meaning of squashy

    "Squishy" is much more common. It refers to the softness of cushions or the overripeness of fruit.
    I can't really think of a useful context for "squashy". I can see why the children on the roundabout might use it to mean "we are all squashed in - there are too many people on here".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the meaning of squashy

    Quote Originally Posted by Perfection1 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Recently, I have heard squashy many times. Kids use this word to mean 'overcrowded'.

    For example, I was pushing a roundabout, in which kids were lying down. There was not enough room for kids and one of the kids said 'it is squashy'.

    My daughter also uses this word to mean 'overcrowded' maybe something else. When I looked the word up in a dictionary, it said something differently.

    For example, a squishy fruit or squishy sofa.

    I was wondering what is the meaning of squashy in this context. Also I would like to know whether native speakers use this word, or it is just kids use this word.
    I have never heard this word. It appears to have definitions very similar to "squishy".

    squashy - definition of squashy by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    I also found in the urban dictionary another definition: female with a large butt.

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