- 1) nan 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) adjBritisha.very attractive and/or desirableA 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.
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Lush! — is a night club in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Located in the Kellys Golf Links Hotel, the club is the largest in the complex, which houses a number of bars. Opened in 1996, it has played host to the majority of the worlds notable electronic… … Wikipedia
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lush — lush1 [lush] adj. [ME lusch, ? echoic var. of lassch, soft, flaccid < OFr lasche, lax, loose < laschier, to loosen < LL * lascare < * lascus, altered by metathesis < L laxus, LAX] 1. tender and full of juice 2. of luxuriant growth… … English World dictionary
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lush|y — «LUHSH ee», adjective, lush|i|er, lush|i|est. tender; soft; lush … Useful english dictionary
Lush — (l[u^]sh), a. [Prob. an abbrev. of lushious, fr. luscious.] 1. Full of juice or succulence. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] How lush and lusty the grass looks! how green! Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Having thick and luxurient vegetation. [PJC] 3.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lush — Ⅰ. lush  ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of vegetation) luxuriant. 2) rich or luxurious. 3) informal sexually attractive. DERIVATIVES lushly adverb lushness noun. ORIGIN … English terms dictionary
Lush — Lush, n. [Etymol uncertain; said to be fr. Lushington, name of a London brewer.] 1. Liquor, esp. intoxicating liquor; drink. [Slang] C. Lever. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. an habitual drunkard. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lush — index fertile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
lush — luxuriant, *profuse, lavish, prodigal, exuberant Analogous words: abounding or abundant, teeming, swarming (see corresponding verbs at TEEM): sumptuous, opulent, *luxurious … New Dictionary of Synonyms