wish-wash

noun

ˈwish-ˌwȯsh How to pronounce wish-wash (audio)
-ˌwäsh
1
: a weak drink
2
: insipid talk or writing

Word History

Etymology

reduplication of wash entry 2

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wish-wash was in 1786

Dictionary Entries Near wish-wash

Cite this Entry

“Wish-wash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wish-wash. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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