milquetoast

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the character Caspar Milquetoast of the comic strip The Timid Soul, created by Harold Webster and first published in 1924 (named after the American dish milk toast).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

milquetoast (comparative more milquetoast, superlative most milquetoast)

  1. Meek, timid.

Noun[edit]

milquetoast (plural milquetoasts)

  1. (pejorative) A person of meek or timid disposition.

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