1933, in the meaning defined above
reduplication of palsy
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“Palsy-walsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palsy-walsy. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.
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