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Definition of namby-pamby adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

namby-pamby

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌnæmbi ˈpæmbi//
 
(informal) (disapproving)
 
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weak and too emotional He rejected any affection as namby-pamby nonsense.
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