palsy-walsy

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palsy-walsy

1. noun A friend. I'm surprised you haven't met Ricky's new palsy-walsy from school yet—they're together all the time.
2. adjective Friendly, but (usually) disingenuous. A: "Why are the popular kids palsy-walsy with us all of a sudden?" B: "They must want something from us."

palsy-walsy

(ˈpælziˈwælzi)
1. n. a good friend, pal, or buddy. (Also a term of address.) Meet my old palsy-walsy, John. We’ve known each other since we were kids.
2. mod. friendly; overly friendly. (Often with with.) Why is Tom so palsy-walsy with everyone?
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Free cards, featuring Bubblegum characters: "Bunch of Thanks," "Happy Me" and "Palsy- Walsy," will be available at participating American Greetings retailers.
Palsy Walsy, whom she foaled at 15, was no great shakes at the track, but she did produce three modest Stakes winners, plus Belle Dorine, dam of Rousillon, a top-class miler for Guy Harwood in the mid-Eighties.
In: Walsy PC, Refik AB, Stamey TA, Vaughan ED, eds.