noun, plural pal·sies.
verb (used with object), pal·sied, pal·sy·ing.
Origin of palsy1
Origin of palsy2
Examples from the Web for palsy
I'd been afflicted in June with Lyme's disease and Bell's palsy.From a Polish Country House Kitchen ... To Your Kitchen|David Frum|December 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Is his ailment more serious—say, a heart attack or stroke or even Bell's palsy, which left his face looking contorted?China Roiled by Rumors and Questions About Absent Heir Apparent Xi Jinping|Melinda Liu|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now there was a poor man in the town who was sick of the palsy, so that he could not move; and lay always on a bed.
From its very inaction, idleness ultimately becomes the most active cause of evil; as a palsy is more to be dreaded than a fever.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Thus when the limbs on one side are disabled by a stroke of the palsy, those of the other side are perpetually in motion.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
And there he was, his six foot three shaking from head to foot like an old man with palsy, and stuttering every word he spoke.Soldier Silhouettes on our Front|William L. Stidger
In five minutes nothing remained of the palsy but a slight stiffness, which gradually wore off in the course of the evening.
noun plural -sies
verb -sies, -sying or -sied (tr)
Word Origin for palsy
"disease causing paralysis," c.1300, palesie, from Anglo-French parlesie, Old French paralisie, from Vulgar Latin *paralysia, from Latin paralysis (see paralysis).