palmy

adjective
\ ˈpä-mē How to pronounce palmy (audio) , ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ-, ˈpȯl- How to pronounce palmy (audio) \
palmier; palmiest

Definition of palmy

1 : marked by prosperity : flourishing the palmy days of the British drama— Oscar Wilde
2 : abounding in or bearing palms

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The palm branch has traditionally been used as a symbol of victory. It is no wonder then that the word palm came to mean "victory" or "triumph" in the late 14th century, thanks to the likes of Geoffrey Chaucer. Centuries later, Shakespeare would employ "palm" to create a new synonym for "triumphant" or "flourishing." His coinage is found in the tragedy Hamlet when the character Horatio speaks of the "palmy state of Rome / A little ere the mightiest Julius fell."

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they knew her in her palmy days when she was living high a palmy suburb with lots of new homes and shopping malls

First Known Use of palmy

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Palmy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palmy. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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