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Definition of "palsy-walsy" [palsy-walsy]

  • Slang Having or appearing to have the close relationship of chums. (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 "palsy-walsy" in a sentence
  • "Since two of the judges were palsy-walsy with Robert Hanssen, there may be more truth to that than you realise."
  • "  "I don't want to get all palsy-walsy with them.""
  • "Or do you think it is ok for a presidential candidate to be palsy-walsy with an ex-felon that now happens to have a talk show, and was very, very deeply involved in a secret White House effort to subvert the U.S. Constitution?"
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