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adj. Informal
Being in a close, friendly relationship.

[Reduplication of palsy : pl. of pal + -y.]
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informal excessively friendly
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(ˈpæl ziˈwæl zi)

Slang. friendly in a very intimate or hearty way.
[1930–35; reduplication of palsy; see pal, -sy]
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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"
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adj (hum inf) they are all palsy-walsy againsie sind wieder ein Herz und eine Seele ? also pally
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Maybe, it was his way of reminding fans that he's not exactly palsy-walsy with the Filipino icon, that there's no love lost between them and that if they fight again, it'll be a war.
Other examples include dillydally, hoity-toity, mishmash, palsy-walsy and razzle-dazzle.
Then they had to go ruin it all with that whole glasnost thing, the demolition of the Berlin Wall and Gorbachev and Reagan getting all palsy-walsy. But now that relations between the U.S.