palsy-walsy


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Related to palsy-walsy: genial

pal·sy-wal·sy

 (păl′zē-wăl′zē)
adj. Informal
Being in a close, friendly relationship.

[Reduplication of palsy : pl. of pal + -y.]

palsy-walsy

(ˈpælzɪˌwælzɪ)
adj
informal excessively friendly

pal•sy-wal•sy

(ˈpæl ziˈwæl zi)

adj.
Slang. friendly in a very intimate or hearty way.
[1930–35; reduplication of palsy; see pal, -sy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.palsy-walsy - (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or palspalsy-walsy - (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
Translations

palsy-walsy

adj (hum inf) they are all palsy-walsy againsie sind wieder ein Herz und eine Seele ? also pally
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