slang
: being or appearing to be very intimate

Word History

Etymology

reduplication of palsy

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palsy-walsy was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Palsy-walsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palsy-walsy. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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