palsy-walsy

adjective
\ˌpal-zē-ˈwal-zē \

Definition of palsy-walsy 

slang

: being or appearing to be very intimate

First Known Use of palsy-walsy

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for palsy-walsy

reduplication of palsy

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palsy-walsy

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English Language Learners Definition of palsy-walsy

: friendly in a way that is not proper or sincere

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