- a person who is physically or morally weak.
- weak; not strong.
Origin of weakling
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1. milksop, chicken, namby-pamby.
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Examples from the Web for weakling
And no wonder they despise Obama, who they view as a weakling, a loser, and a pushover.Quit Calling Everything Fascism!
January 23, 2013
Weakling that I am, I think I will give Clinton the benefit of the doubt one last time.How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot and Hospitalization?
December 31, 2012
He was a weakling, and had no love of boyish sports; but he excelled in scholarship.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
He had known him for a fool, a weakling, a babbler, and a bibber of wine.Mistress Wilding
Strange that so much should depend upon one man; tragic that the one man was a weakling.This One Problem
M. C. Pease
And they would know they were garroting a man, and not a weakling!Mayflower (Flor de mayo)
Vicente Blasco Ibez
Here I am weeping and wailing, she thought, as if I had no brains and as if I were a weakling.The Adventures of Maya the Bee
- a person or animal that is lacking in strength or weak in constitution or character
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Word Origin and History for weakling
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