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palsy–walsy

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adjective \ˌpal-zē-ˈwal-zē\

Simple Definition of palsy–walsy

  • : friendly in a way that is not proper or sincere

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of palsy–walsy

slang

  1. :  being or appearing to be very intimate

Origin and Etymology of palsy–walsy

reduplication of palsy


First Known Use: 1943


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