wish-wash

noun
\ˈwish-ˌwȯsh, -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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