pushover

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Etymology[edit]

push +‎ over; US 1906 of things, 1926 of people (bad boxers and easy women),[1] popularized by Jack Conway of Variety.

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  • (file)

Noun[edit]

pushover (plural pushovers)

  1. Someone who is easily swayed or influenced to change his/her mind or comply.
    I'm a pushover when it comes to buying new kitchen gadgets.
  2. Someone who lets himself be picked or bullied on without defending or stand up for him/herself.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pushover” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).