lush

1) n
an alcoholic, habitual drunkard or heavy drinker. This is an American term, adopted by British speakers in the 1960s, which derived from an earlier British usage which had fallen into des-uetude; from at least the 18th century until the early 20th century lush had been used to mean alcoholic drink.
2) adj
British
a.
very attractive and/or desirable
A lush bird.
► 'I love your ski pants, Tray. Nice aren't they! £12.99. You want to get some. You'll look lush.' (The Fat Slags, cartoon in Viz comic, 1989)
b.
delicious
► Well, how was it? Lush.
This British colloquialism, heard especially in the 1960s among schoolchildren, young people and unsophisticated adults, is a short form of 'luscious' rather than the standard adjective (as in 'lush vegetation', for example). It has enjoyed a revival since the late 1980s and is still popular, espe-cially among pre-teens.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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