Wishy-washy Definition

wĭshē-wŏshē, -wôshē
wishy-washiest
adjective
Vacillating; indecisive.
Webster's New World
Weak; feeble; dull.
Webster's New World
Watery; insipid; thin.
Webster's New World
The definition of wishy wishy is someone or something uncertain, indecisive and wavering, or someone who cannot make up his mind.
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.
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Not wanting to be pressed for details, public relations gave a wishy-washy answer.
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Other Word Forms of Wishy-washy

Adjective

Base Form:
wishy-washy
Comparative:
wishy-washier
Superlative:
wishy-washiest

Origin of Wishy-washy

  • Reduplication of washy thin, watery from wash

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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