Nam"by-pam`by (?), n. [From Ambrose Phillips, in ridicule of the extreme simplicity of some of his verses.]

Talk or writing which is weakly sentimental or affectedly pretty.

Macaulay.

 

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Nam"by-pam`by, a.

Affectedly pretty; weakly sentimental; finical; insipid.

Thackeray.

Namby-pamby madrigals of love. W. Gifford.

 

© Webster 1913.

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