mush´er

mush´er
mush1 «muhsh», noun, verb.
–n.
1. U.S. corn meal boiled in water or milk until thick.
2. a soft, thick, and pulpy mass: »

After the heavy rain the old dirt road was a mush.

3. Informal, Figurative. weak or maudlin sentiment; silly talk: »

The play was full of mush and impossible situations.

4. Figurative. anything lacking force, firmness, or dignity: »

I hate, where I looked for…at least a manly resistance, to find a mush of concession (Emerson).

–v.t., v.i.
Dialect. to reduce to mush or a mush; mash.
[variant of mash1]
mush2 «muhsh», noun, verb, interjection.
–n.
a journey on foot through snow, driving a dog sled.
–v.i., v.t.
to travel through snow; make (one's way) through snow: »

Buses mushed along the uptown avenues, throwing up rich waves of slush (New Yorker). A resident of Campbellton had just mushed his way by dog team across the ice (Maclean's).

–interj.
a shout to a team of sled dogs to start or to speed up.
[American English, perhaps for interjection mush on, alteration of French marchons! let us advance]
mush´er, noun.

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