namby-pamby


nam·by–pam·by

adjective \ˌnam-bē-ˈpam-bē\

: too weak or gentle : not strong or strict enough

Full Definition of NAMBY-PAMBY

1
:  lacking in character or substance :  insipid
2
namby–pamby noun

Origin of NAMBY-PAMBY

Namby Pamby, nickname given to Ambrose Philips
First Known Use: 1741

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