[ pah-mee ]
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adjective,palm·i·er, palm·i·est.
  1. glorious, prosperous, or flourishing: the palmy days of yesteryear.

  2. abounding in or shaded with palms: palmy islands.

Origin of palmy

First recorded in 1595–1605; palm2 + -y1

Other words for palmy

Words Nearby palmy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use palmy in a sentence

  • His majesty was saluted with hearty cheers from the multitude, such as greeted his father in the most palmy days of his reign.

  • The palmy days of Poland came to an end soon after the extinction of the dynasty of the Jagellons in 1572.

  • There is a fine religious nasality about these names that is strongly suggestive of the pulpit in the palmy days of the Puritans.

  • Brownsville was at the head of navigation on the Monongahela River in the palmy days of the old "pike."

    Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field
  • His recollections of the old road are vivid, and he is fond of recounting incidents of its palmy days.

    The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight

British Dictionary definitions for palmy


/ (ˈpɑːmɪ) /

adjectivepalmier or palmiest
  1. prosperous, flourishing, or luxurious: a palmy life

  2. covered with, relating to, or resembling palms: a palmy beach

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