adjective Slang.
friendly or appearing to be friendly in a very intimate or hearty way: The police kept their eye on him because he was trying to get palsy-walsy with the security guard.

1930–35; rhyming compound based on palsy2 Unabridged
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palsy-walsy (ˈpælzɪˌwælzɪ)
informal excessively friendly

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palsy-walsy definition

  1. n.
    a good friend, pal,or buddy. (Also a term of address.) : Meet my old palsy-walsy, John. We've known each other since we were kids.
  2. mod.
    friendly; overly friendly. (Often with with.) : Why is Tom so palsy-walsy with everyone?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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