Definition of cushy in English:

cushy

adjective

informal
  • 1(of a job or situation) undemanding, easy, or secure.

    ‘he doesn't have anything like the cushy life you professors have’
    ‘the Caribbean posting is not a cushy number’
    • ‘That leaves him, four months after quitting a cushy job and two months after what was undoubtedly the worst day in the history of commercial aviation, relaunching a failing airline.’
    • ‘Normally reviewing a programme without watching it would be regarded as a dereliction of a rather cushy job, but when I tell you the title of this particular programme perhaps you'll understand.’
    • ‘Moreover, one finds very few of them leaving their cushy job and affluent lifestyle to act on their stated principles and live in some non-Western society.’
    • ‘You do not have the right to a cushy job without earning it.’
    • ‘Tough though their lives are, I'd rather be one of them than a pitiful middle-class media sow who holds down a cushy job from home, employs a nanny and expects applause for putting one foot in front of the other.’
    • ‘Oh, and did I mention that 12 months prior I had chucked in a cushy job in a University Science department to pursue this dream?’
    • ‘He resigned his cushy job in 2002 to pursue his goals in Kalahandi.’
    • ‘Do your 20 years in the army, get your pension, then slide in to a rather cushy job in the House on the Hill.’
    • ‘With the support of the ad agency's unlikeable owners, Greer delivers an ultimatum: book into detox or lose your cushy job.’
    • ‘What would possess a person to go from a decent, albeit kinda cushy job at the studio in Rockefeller Center to the front lines of battle?’
    • ‘Often, their good work on the political battlefield was rewarded with party preselection, or cushy jobs as ministerial aides, and careers in politics.’
    • ‘By raising the cost of city contracts, these laws make privatization efforts less appealing and thus protect the cushy jobs of city workers.’
    • ‘After all, these CARICOM guys have cushy jobs, and if CARICOM went away, they might have to go out and get real work.’
    • ‘A cushy job pulling in clients for a big law firm might be tough to come by if the powers-that-be take away your lawyering licence.’
    • ‘Engineering and medicine apart, the biosciences are throwing up lots of cushy jobs.’
    • ‘We have heard some extremely depressing news from a large number of male officers and staff that bad managers are promoted or sidelined or moved to a cushy job.’
    • ‘Once they are into their cushy jobs you never hear from them.’
    • ‘Their attitude is that if they keep their jackboot to the throat of the worker then their nice cushy jobs, with perks and pensions, will be guaranteed.’
    • ‘In 2001, this software professional quit his cushy job at Genesis International and enrolled at New York Film Academy.’
    • ‘At this point, I remarked to myself what a cushy job this young man and the other American officers operating the facility had.’
    easy, undemanding, untaxing
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  • 2North American (of furniture) comfortable.

    ‘cushy chairs and couches’
    • ‘I settled back into my comfortable position on the cushy chair I had gotten from a furniture store.’
    • ‘It seemed to drag on forever, with intervals of my interrupting sister, saying that the seats were too cushy or hard, or the windows were too clear or dusty, or it was too bright or dark.’
    • ‘We've just moved from the dining room but there's another big oval table and some more cushy chairs…’
    • ‘Andy sighed and leaned into the cushy bench seat.’
    • ‘Roz asked her as Abbey settled into the cushy chair.’
    • ‘Thanks for giving me such a nice, cushy seat at the table.’
    • ‘He sat down on a cushy chair near the couch I was propped up on, my shoes on the concrete floor.’
    • ‘Katherine sat down in a nice cushy chair weakly.’
    • ‘‘The food and the champagne and the big, cushy seat are nice,’ he says.’
    • ‘I stopped talking, and relaxed in the cushy seat to hear the light whooshing sound of the train speeding along the track.’
    • ‘A touch exhausted from her wind-riding adventure, she laid down, reclining comfortably on her cushy bed.’
    • ‘This is a really fun bar with comfy couches and soft cushy tables.’
    • ‘When I woke up in the morning, I was lying on a cushy bed.’
    • ‘‘Sorry, it totally slipped my mind,’ I answer politely and take my usual seat in the cushy chair opposing him.’
    • ‘It was painted a deep grey, and the contents within were a bed, a small table, and a cushy chair by the closed up window.’
    • ‘Twice and Samson sat down in cushy chairs opposite her.’
    • ‘They won't care if we sleep in their foyer, they look like the type of place to have soft cushy couches.’
    • ‘His office was spacious, and filled with lots of cushy chairs.’
    • ‘One last time, her eyes flickered over the shadows of her belongings, her keyboard, flute stand, dresser, and finally, her favourite cushy chair.’
    • ‘With deep cushy furniture, a wall of books, an original fireplace, and no television, the library is one of Dan's favorite places to put up his feet.’

Origin

Late 19th century (originally Anglo-Indian): from Urdu ḵushī ‘pleasure’, from Persian ḵuš.

Pronunciation

cushy

/ˈkʊʃi/