Definition of namby-pambyism in English:

namby-pambyism

noun

  • Namby-pamby quality; weak or insipid sentimentality; an instance or example of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Tait's Magazine. From namby-pamby + -ism.

Pronunciation

namby-pambyism

/ˌnambɪˈpambɪɪz(ə)m/