pencil-neck

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Etymology[edit]

pencil +‎ neck

Noun[edit]

pencil-neck (plural pencil-necks)

  1. (informal) A person with a very thin neck.
  2. (idiomatic, US, pejorative) An insubstantial person; a weakling.
    That pencil-neck from systems isn't going tell me what I can't do.

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