\ ˈwȯ-shē How to pronounce washy (audio) , ˈwä- \
washier; washiest

Definition of washy

1a : weak, watery washy tea
b : deficient in color
c : lacking in vigor, individuality, or definiteness
2 : lacking in condition and in firmness of flesh

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Examples of washy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a big part of me now wondering if either the Ducks or the Beavers should even want the wishy-washy act of Williams. John Canzano | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Canzano: Wishy washy saga of Devon Williams feels like its just getting started for Beavers and Ducks," 27 Sep. 2019 Coach Brian Flores takes the brunt of it, day-to-day, with the wishy-washy mission statement of trying to win but prepping for next year making him waffle between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen at quarterback. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: Here’s why the Dolphins have become Vegas’ least-favorite team | Commentary," 19 Oct. 2019 The wishy-washy approach has left policymakers flummoxed. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "Facebook’s payments strategy isn’t Libra, it’s WhatsApp," 17 Oct. 2019 One study from the journal Appetite illustrates just how wishy-washy the term can be. Joy Bauer, Ms, Woman's Day, "Here's What It Really Means to Eat In Moderation," 20 Aug. 2019 However, this is a wishy-washy term with no true definition and is usually used as an umbrella for any product that claims to protect the planet’s resources. Olivia Fleming & Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Ultimate Guide to Clean Beauty," 12 Aug. 2019 The lion, a tawny silhouette with washy internal detailing, is a compositional place marker. New York Times, "What Leonardo da Vinci Couldn’t Finish," 11 July 2019 What is really going on with KD, and Kerr and his wishy washy information? Mark Medina, The Mercury News, "Warriors mailbag: Will Kevin Durant return in the NBA Finals?," 7 June 2019 BDSers see it as a wishy-washy half-measure that doesn’t accomplish anything but salve conscience of liberal Jews like me. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "I’m an American Jew who abhors Israel’s violence. I still can’t boycott Israel.," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of washy

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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28 Nov 2019

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“Washy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washy. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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