palsy–walsy

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adjective \ˌpal-zē-ˈwal-zē\

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


PALSY–WALSY Defined for English Language Learners

palsy–walsy

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adjective \ˌpal-zē-ˈwal-zē\

Definition of palsy–walsy for English Language Learners

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


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