wish-wash


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wish-wash

(wĭsh′wŏsh′, -wôsh′)
n. Informal
1. Speech or writing deemed banal or foolish.
2. A thin watery drink.

[Reduplication of wash.]

wish-wash

n
1. (Cookery) any thin weak drink
2. rubbishy talk or writing

wish′-wash`



n.
1. a drink that is thin and weak.
2. foolish talk or writing; claptrap.
[1780–90; extracted from wishy -washy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wish-wash - any thin watery drink
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
2.wish-wash - nonsensical talk or writing
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Translations

wish-wash

[ˈwɪʃwɒʃ] Naguachirle f
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