See also: milk toast
- Meek, timid.
1951, Joseph W. Martin, Congressional Record, volume 97, part 14:
- The truth is that we are cursed with a “milquetoast” Government operating under “milquetoast” policies. Fear has become a national policy.
- 2016, Christopher Kelly, The Pink Bus. Mapple Shade, New Jersey: Lethe Press. p. 80.
- And if Dick Leonard didn't appreciate Patrick's incisive criticism--if it inspired a streak of vindictiveness in his usually milquetoast boss and Dick ended up making his assistant's life miserable?
milquetoast (plural milquetoasts)
pejorative: person of meek disposition