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Definition of "palmy" [palm•y]

  • Of or relating to palm trees. (adjective)
  • Covered with palm trees. (adjective)
  • Prosperous; flourishing: palmy times for stockbrokers. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "palmy" in a sentence
  • "Then there swung a school of what we call the palmy days of old comedy, and in the '40's it dwindled to nothing, and England and America waited until the early"
  • "It had evidently been the ballroom or reception-room of the defunct Marchesa in palmy days."
  • "It is no exaggeration to say that some of the actions of the packets and their dauntless crews recall the palmy days of Elizabethan naval prowess and exploits such as that of the immortal _Revenge_."