Origin of wishy-washy
Examples from the Web for wishy-washy
But his Republican party in Washington considers this conservative too wishy-washy to be prime GOP material.
Were his wishy-washy answers in the debate merely an attempt to fool the center into voting for an Islamist candidate?Egyptian Elections: There Is No Clear Frontrunner in a Crowded Field|Mahmoud Salem|May 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He is like an over-shot mill, one everlastin' wishy-washy stream.'The Attache|Thomas Chandler Haliburton
I should think that Mr. Reed would have about as much respect for a namby-pamby novel as he has for a wishy-washy politician.
They have stimulated me so far to produce two lectures of wishy-washy generalities.The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
Lotties reputation is in danger—she must be saved—no wishy-washy work now.The White Rose of Memphis|William C. Falkner
Well, the whole trick consists in pilfering his originality, and dishing it up with the wishy-washy sauce of the School of Arts!His Masterpiece|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for wishy-washy
Word Origin and History for wishy-washy
1690s, "feeble or poor in quality," reduplication of washy "thin, watery" (see wash (n.)). Meaning "vacillating" first recorded 1873.