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cushy (adj.)

"easy," 1915, Anglo-Indian slang, from Hindi khush "pleasant, healthy, happy" + -y (2). Wright's "English Dialect Dictionary" (1898) has cush "a soft, useless person," identified as Scottish and Northumberland and explained as "A common term of reproach, used of one who allows others to beat him, either in self-defence or at work," hence cushie "soft, flabby." 

updated on September 13, 2018

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Definitions of cushy from WordNet

cushy (adj.)
not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship;
what a cushy job!
Synonyms: soft / easygoing
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