Boring teams, lousy quarterbacks, and namby-pamby rules are making the National Football League unwatchable.
Why did you make us walk in front, namby-pamby so, Papa dear?
She was very beautiful in her soft, foolish, namby-pamby, blue-eyed way.
He witnessed a performance—not too namby-pamby—of Punch and Judy.
Ruth Fielding was not namby-pamby, although she was far from quarrelsome.
Was this the cousin whom she had considered a sort of namby-pamby, goody-goody girl who would be easily controlled?
Any workman in the school of namby-pamby could have kept their purity.
These children were not accustomed to say papa and mamma; their mother would allow no such "namby-pamby."
She was not at all weak or namby-pamby, but she was a universal peace-maker.
Its composition is in the namby-pamby taste of Pleyels time, and will never suit the taste of the present day.
"weakly sentimental, insipidly pretty," 1745, from satiric nickname of English poet Ambrose Philips (1674-1749) mocking his sentimental pastorals addressed to infant members of the nobility. Used first in 1726 in a farce credited to Carey. Related: Namby-pambical.