Origin of wishy-washy
OTHER WORDS FROM wishy-washywish·y-wash·i·ly, adverbwish·y-wash·i·ness, noun
Words nearby wishy-washy
How to use wishy-washy in a sentence
But his Republican party in Washington considers this conservative too wishy-washy to be prime GOP material.
That these terms happen, however, to be such wishy-washy ones—"cute, interesting, zany"—seems depressing.Zany, Cute, Interesting: What the Words We Use Say About Us|Benjamin Lytal|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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
The offspring of feisty politicos are often kinder, gentler, wishy-washier versions of dear old dad.
"The idea seemed really wishy-washy at first, but as I got more religious it began to make sense," he says.
A man with a feeble, wishy-washy expression holds by each hand a fierce, but subjugated tiger.By The Sea|Heman White Chaplin
Utterly opposed to any such wishy-washy settlement of our national difficulties, I vote "no."A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The contrast when the good man got into the pulpit and began to pray in a borrowed, washy lingo—extempore in more senses than one!George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
His color is about his worst point, as he is a light, washy chestnut, with a bald face and three white heels.
In No. 298, The Watering-place, the rather heavy paint of the foliage gives a thin washy look to the foreground.