A verb that can describe a negative or positive action towards another person, or an adjective that describes how you feel about someone or something. Origins: A small town in the mountains of NC, where people have nothing better to do than gushe eachother and do a lot of gushey stuff. The word was originally used to signify that one person was playfully hitting another. As time went on the word grew into newer meanings. Now the word is fondly used to describe many things.