cushy


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cush·y

 (ko͝osh′ē)
adj. cush·i·er, cush·i·est Informal
Making few demands; comfortable: a cushy job.

[Hindi and Urdu khuš, good, from Persian; see esu- in Indo-European roots.]

cush′i·ly adv.
cush′i·ness n.

cushy

(ˈkʊʃɪ)
adj, cushier or cushiest
informal easy; comfortable: a cushy job.
[C20: from Hindi khush pleasant, from Persian khōsh]

cush•y

(ˈkʊʃ i)

adj. cush•i•er, cush•i•est. Informal.
1. involving little effort for ample rewards; easy and profitable: a cushy job.
2. soft and comfortable.
[1910–15; probably cush(ion) + -y3]
cush′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cushy - not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship; "what a cushy job!"; "the easygoing life of a parttime consultant"; "a soft job"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"

cushy

adjective (Informal) easy, soft, comfortable, undemanding, jammy (Brit. slang) He's had a very cushy life so far.
Translations
مُريح، سَهْل
lehký a příjemný
letmagelig
òægilegur
lengvas
izdevīgssilta vietiņaviegls

cushy

[ˈkʊʃɪ] ADJ (cushier (compar) (cushiest (superl))) a cushy jobun chollo, un hueso (Mex)
to have a cushy life or timetener la vida arreglada

cushy

[ˈkʊʃi] adj [lifestyle] → peinard(e)
a cushy job → un boulot de tout repos
to have a cushy time → se la couler douce

cushy

adj (+er) (inf)bequem; to have a cushy time of it, to be onto a cushy numbereine ruhige Kugel schieben (inf); a cushy jobein gemütlicher or ruhiger Job; that job is a cushy numberin dem Job reißt man sich (dat)kein Bein aus (inf)

cushy

[ˈkʊʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) a cushy jobun lavoro di tutto riposo

cushy

(ˈkuʃi) adjective
easy and comfortable. a cushy job.
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