[wish-wosh, -wawsh]


a drink that is thin and weak.
foolish talk or writing; claptrap.

Origin of wish-wash

First recorded in 1780–90; extracted from wishy-washy
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Historical Examples of 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


noun informal

any thin weak drink
rubbishy talk or writing
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