Definition of wish-wash in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪʃwɒʃ/


[mass noun] informal
1A weak or watery drink: one pot of wish-wash called ‘tea
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  • They spoke English, too, although a waitress in a local coffee shop did not know what ‘espresso’ meant, and I ended up with a cup of a watery Welsh wish-wash.
2Insipid or excessively sentimental talk or writing: this isn’t just emotional wish-wash


Late 18th century: reduplication of wash.

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