Have you ever heard of reduplication phrases?
You may not realize it, but, you probably have heard a bunch of them (in many languages).
This list will give you a sense of what reduplication phrases are. Enjoy!
Live & LearnFrom experience and mistakes; and other people and their works.
Ready, Freddy?Here we go.
Coochy-CooAh, aren’t you cute?
Chip-ChopWe'll get through this quick.
Easy PeasyIt’s not difficult at all.
Itty-BittySmall, tiny, or only a few.
Teeny-WeenyAnd smaller, still.
Hurly-BurlyFast, fast, fast!
Onesie-TwosieIndividually, or in small groups.
Fiddle-FaddleDon't sweat the simple stuff.
Hodge-Podge or Mish-MashA smorgasbord!
Lardy-DardyGoogle says, "languidly and affectedly dandyish"
Raggle-TaggleScruffy and unclean.
Nitty-GrittyThis is the most important aspect.
Namby-PambyDon't lack strength, energy, or courage.
Jibber-JabberTalking fast and quick, causing misunderstanding.
TopsyturvyThat’s utter confusion and disorder.
Helter-SkelterTopsy-turvy with haste.
Dilly-DallyIt’s more fun to waste time wondering.
Flip-FlopJust going back and forth, back and forth.
Willy-NillyThat’s without direction or planning.
Fuddy-DuddyOld-fashioned and fussy.
Jeepers CreepersDon't surprise me!
Heebie-JeebiesDon't give those to me!
No Way, JoseI refuse, completely.
Airy-FairySounds great, but is impractical and foolish.
Touchy-FeelyNow we’re being openly expressive, especially through physical contact.
Razzle-DazzleNoisy and showy to impress.
Ring-a-LingDoes this remind you of something?
Lovey-DoveyExcessively affectionate and romantic.
Artsy-FartsyAre you showing a pretentious interest in the arts?
Wishy-WashyThat’s weak, watery, and thin.
Phoney-BaloneyNothing is true.
Knick-KnackA worthless object or widget.
Riff-RaffAn undesirable person.
Pitter-PatterMove with some quick, light steps.
Loosey-GooseyAre you relaxed it?
This and ThatUnspecified; sometimes referred to as “the other”.
Such and SuchDoes not need to be specified, such as “General” and “Miscellaneous”.
Yada-YadaMore of the same stuff.
Hanky-PankyNow we're getting down and dirty.
Rumpy-PumpyHanky-panky with humour, without being disrespectful.
Hocus-PocusDistracting meaningless talk or activity, designed to disguise what is happening.
AbracadabraAnd so it is.
Boogie-WoogieMay I have this dance?
Pow-WowCan we talk?
Hokey-PokeyTrickery accompanied by synchronized dance and song.
Hustle and BustleNow we do lots of work, hopefully with lots of noise!
Mumbo-JumboThat's what all of this is.
Tip-TopOnly the best.
Hob-NobRubbing elbows with tip-top people.
Shilly-ShallyI used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.
Hunky-DoryEverything is good.
And so, and soOh, there's more!
Tittle-TattleDo tell others about this.
Even, Steven?I gave you mine, now you give me yours.
Let’s love the world together…
[)anish /|hmed, blind visionary
P.S. Isn't the word, reduplication, redundant?
P.P.S. Isn't the word, redundant, "dundant"?