Cushy vs Subsidy - What's the difference?

cushy | subsidy |

As an adjective cushy

is easy, making few demands, comfortable.

As a noun subsidy is

financial support or assistance, such as a grant.




  • Easy, making few demands, comfortable.
  • This is a really cushy job. Mostly I just sit around drinking tea.
  • (chiefly, US) Comfortable; often in a way that will suit a person's body.
  • English terms derived from Hindi English terms derived from Urdu



  • Financial support or assistance, such as a grant.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.}}
  • (dated) Money granted by parliament to the British Crown.
  • Antonyms

    * tax