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Very good or pleasing:‘he's got a cushty set-up’
- ‘Last on the list was the place we are staying in Scotland, but that was on answer phone so I'll call them at some point today, just to make sure everything's cushty.’
- ‘If you ask me it sounds more cushty inside than it does out here!’
- ‘The cushty fun day will give punters the chance to meet Trigger played by Roger, 56.’
- ‘The family I'm living with rock, and it's a lovely area, and yes, thank you, I've landed myself a cushty number.’
- ‘I'll get a cushty job, such as writing my own magazine column, or something’
1920s: from Romany kushto, kushti good, perhaps influenced by cushy.
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