[ wish-wosh, -wawsh ]
/ ˈwɪʃˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ /
a drink that is thin and weak.
foolish talk or writing; claptrap.
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6 Portuguese Terms We Wish Existed in EnglishSometimes we’re at a loss for words, not because we’re speechless, but because no English term lends itself to the situation (or snack) at hand. At those times, we turn to other languages, celebrating them for the concepts we wish we could express so easily in English. Here are some of our favorite words from the Portuguese language. Saudade This untranslatable Portuguese term refers to …
Origin of wish-wash
First recorded in 1780–90; extracted from wishy-washy
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Examples from the Web for wish-wash
And then, when ruin seemed to have come completely upon the expedition, wish-wash!Off to the Wilds|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for wish-wash
any thin weak drink
rubbishy talk or writing
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