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[milk-tohst] /ˈmɪlkˌtoʊst/

easily dominated; extremely mild; ineffectual; namby-pamby; wishy-washy.
a variant spelling of milquetoast

also milk-toast, “toast softened in milk,” 1831, from milk (n.) + toast (n.). Figurative of softness or innocence by 1859.


A mild, ineffectual person; a timid person; wimp

[1924+; fr or popularized by the comic-strip character Caspar Milquetoast in ”The Timid Soul” by H T Webster]


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