[nam-bee-pam-bee] /ˈnæm biˈpæm bi/
without firm methods or policy; weak or indecisive:
namby-pamby handling of juvenile offenders.
lacking in character, directness, or moral or emotional strength:
weakly sentimental, pretentious, or affected; insipid.
noun, plural namby-pambies for 4.
a namby-pamby person:
written by and for namby-pambies.
the harmless namby-pamby of a birthday card.
namby-pamby verse or prose.
sentimental or prim in a weak insipid way: namby-pamby manners
clinging, feeble, or spineless: a namby-pamby child
noun (pl) -bies
a person who is namby-pamby
“weakly sentimental, insipidly pretty,” 1745, from satiric nickname of English poet Ambrose Philips (1674-1749) mocking his sentimental pastorals addressed to infant members of the nobility. Used first in 1726 in a farce credited to Carey. Related: Namby-pambical.
- Nam co
/ˈnɑːm ˈkɔː/ noun 1. a salt lake in SW China, in SE Tibet at an altitude of 4629 m (15 186 ft). Area: about 1800 sq km (700 sq miles) Also called Tengri Nor
National Association of Managed Care Physicians
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
- Name after
Also, name for. Give someone or something the name of another person or place. For example, They named the baby after his grandfather, or The mountain was named for President McKinley.