palsy-walsy

adjective \ ˌpal-zē-ˈwal-zē \

Definition of palsy-walsy

slang
:being or appearing to be very intimate

Origin and Etymology of palsy-walsy

reduplication of palsy


PALSY-WALSY Defined for English Language Learners

palsy-walsy

adjective

Definition of palsy-walsy for English Language Learners

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


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