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Palmy \Palm"y\, a.

  1. Bearing palms; abounding in palms; derived from palms; as, a palmy shore.

    His golden sands and palmy wine.

  2. Worthy of the palm; flourishing; prosperous.

    In the most high and palmy state of Rome.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"triumphant," c.1600, from palm (n.2) in the "triumph" sense + -y (2). Literal meaning "full of palms" attested from 1660s.


a. 1 (context obsolete English) Made out of palm leaves or palm sap. (15th-19th c.) 2 Of, related to, or covered with palm trees. (from 16th c.) 3 prosperous, flourishing, booming or thriving. (from 17th c.)

  1. adj. very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids" [syn: booming, flourishing, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving]

  2. [also: palmiest, palmier]


Eve Pancharoen ( - born 7 August 1981), better known by her stage namePalmy , is a Thai-Belgian pop singer. She has recorded and released several albums including concert DVDs on the GMM Grammy label beginning with her self-titled solo debut, Palmy, in 2001. Palmy has explored a variety of popular music styles on each of her four solo albums, and has collaborated with the Thai ska band T-Bone to create experimental renditions of her hits (see Flower Power Concert and The Acoustic Album.) Though her solo recording was Beautiful Ride in 2006, she continues to perform live with T-Bone, and appears as a guest vocalist at other concerts and music festivals. She is primarily successful in Asian countries (especially Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and Korea), but she has also performed in Australia and the UK.

Usage examples of "palmy".

His waking fantasies and his dreams alike were brutish, longing for warmth and comfort, bespelled remembrance of palmier days.

True, there was no elevator in the Auberge du Palmier, but it was only two floors, and with abundant helpful staff at her every beck and call, the only weight Kristi had to heft up the one flight of stairs was her own.

Oriental straits of that name, whose spout was oft seen from the palmy beach of Ombay?

But though the green palmy cliffs of the land soon loomed on the starboard bow, and with delighted nostrils the fresh cinnamon was snuffed in the air, yet not a single jet was descried.

They must lead somewhere-- to something else than common land, more palmy than the palms.

Christmas on the goldfields in the last of the roaring days, in the palmy days of Gulgong and those fields.

Zayfullah, the Sulaymi, whose prime dated from the palmy days of the great Mohammed Ali Pasha.

You see, by extrapolating from data on known stellar types, I know approximately what this star was like in its palmy days.

It felt like the car was on rails, a toy train tootling through the palmy night.

It was full two miles to the Gayety, and as he walked along he remembered how in his palmy days--he had once been the heavyweight champion of New South Wales--he would have ridden in a cab to the fight, and how, most likely, some heavy backer would have paid for the cab and ridden with him.

According to my books, in the palmy days of Claypool Park, there had been a large spa, complete with boathouse, hotel, restaurants, and even a casino, and people had traveled hundreds of miles to spend time there.

So sudden had been that revolution of fortune which had prostrated him from the palmy height of youthful pleasure and successful love to the lowest abyss of ignominy, and the horror of a most bloody death, that he could scarcely convince himself that he was not held in the meshes of some fearful dream.

Also, of all unbelievable men to be in funds, he so found the town drunkard for whom he had bought many a drink in the old and palmy days.

They date from the palmy days of Appenzell industry, before machinery had reduced the cost of the finer fabrics.

The issues were sharply drawn between the two political parties then struggling for ascendancy, and Central Illinois was the home of as brilliant an array of gifted leaders as the Whig party at any time in its palmiest days had known.