Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Insipid and sentimental.
- Lacking vigor or decisiveness; spineless; wishy-washy.
namby-pamby (plural namby-pambies)
- One who is insipid, sentimental, or weak.
- Talk or writing which is weakly sentimental or affectedly pretty.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)