- easily dominated; extremely mild; ineffectual; namby-pamby; wishy-washy.
Origin of milk-toast
- toast, usually buttered, served in hot milk with sugar or with salt and pepper.
Origin of milk toast
Examples from the Web for milk-toast
Historical Examples of milk-toast
“Try and eat some of this milk-toast, mother; it's real nice,” urged Elmira.Jerome, A Poor Man
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
It looked very nice: milk-toast, and baked apples, and poached eggs, and a cup of nice cocoa.Nelly's Silver Mine
Helen Hunt Jackson
He was promoted to the milk-toast table, and then to the apple-sauce table.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty
J. W. de Forest
I have my little dish of milk-toast, but I thought the pie would be just right for you young people.Hildegarde's Holiday
Laura E. Richards
Then eat slowly a little light food, such as milk-toast or very hot beef-tea.The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)