Definition of cushy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʊʃi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʊʃi//
(cushier, cushiest) (informal, often disapproving)
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  • very easy and pleasant; needing little or no effort a cushy job
  • Word OriginFirst World War (originally Anglo-Indian): from Urdu k̲ushī ‘pleasure’, from Persian k̲uš.Idioms (British English) an easy job; a pleasant situation that other people would like It’s all right for him—he’s got a very cushy number.
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