An example of a wishy washy person is someone who says yes to an invitation, and then no, and then that he will think about it.
- watery; insipid; thin
- weak; feeble; dull
- vacillating; indecisive
Origin of wishy-washyreduplicated, reduplication of washy
adjectivewish·y-wash·i·er, wish·y-wash·i·est Informal
- a. Irresolute or indecisive: a wishy-washy supervisor who can't decide what to do.b. Lacking in purpose; weak or ineffective: a wishy-washy response to the criticism.
- Thin and watery, as tea or soup.
Origin of wishy-washyReduplication of washy, thin, watery, from wash.
(comparative wishy-washier or more wishy-washy, superlative wishy-washiest or most wishy-washy)