wish-wash

noun
\ ˈwish-ˌwȯsh How to pronounce wish-wash (audio) , -ˌwäsh \

Definition of wish-wash

1 : a weak drink
2 : insipid talk or writing

First Known Use of wish-wash

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wish-wash

reduplication of wash entry 2

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“Wish-wash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wish-wash. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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