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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive.

Usage examples (33)
  • If McGavick can't even get me excited about him being Senator, he is toast. toast as in "milquetoast".
  • A milquetoast is a weak, ineffectual or bland person.
  • Obviously a "bipartisan" (aka milquetoast) bill isn't going to work.
  • The word "milquetoast" comes from a comic character. for more
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  • With a character as weak as soggy "milk toast" (buttered toast served in hot milk), the sales director had no choice but to fire the "milquetoast" (meek, timid person).
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