noun, plural nam·by-pam·bies for 4.
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Origin of namby-pamby
OTHER WORDS FROM namby-pambynam·by-pam·bi·ness, nam·by-pam·by·ism, nounnam·by-pam·by·ish, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for namby-pamby
Boring teams, lousy quarterbacks, and namby-pamby rules are making the National Football League unwatchable.Buzz Bissinger on the NFL’s No Good, Very Bad Season|Buzz Bissinger|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Why did you make us walk in front, namby-pamby so, Papa dear?Dorothy's Travels|Evelyn Raymond
At this point, Sam Weller, who had had his eyes fixed hitherto on Mr. Namby's shining beaver, interfered.The Pickwick Papers|Charles Dickens
Was this the cousin whom she had considered a sort of namby-pamby, goody-goody girl who would be easily controlled?Friendship and Folly|Maria Louise Pool