Accused by conservatives of being a namby-pamby liberal.
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Origin of namby-pamby
- After Namby-Pamby , a satire on the poetry of Ambrose Philips (1674–1749) by Henry Carey (1687?–1743)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the nickname of the poet Ambrose Phillips, coined by Henry Carey in 1726.