milk toast

  1. toast, usually buttered, served in hot milk with sugar or with salt and pepper.

Origin of milk toast

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

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Other definitions for milk-toast (2 of 2)

[ milk-tohst ]

  1. easily dominated; extremely mild; ineffectual; namby-pamby; wishy-washy.

Origin of milk-toast

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use milk toast in a sentence

  • When Monona declared against bacon, it was Lulu who suggested milk toast and went to make it.

    Miss Lulu Bett | Zona Gale
  • Then eat slowly a little light food, such as milk-toast or very hot beef-tea.

  • Mary Grey trifled with her chicken-wing, tasted her milk-toast and sipped a little coffee.

    Victor's Triumph | Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Ephraim drew up his chair, whimpering; but he fell to on the milk-toast with ardor, and his hand dropped from his side.

    Pembroke | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • When Rebecca entered the house, her mother was standing over the stove, making milk-toast for supper.

    Pembroke | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

British Dictionary definitions for milktoast


/ (ˈmɪlkˌtəʊst) /

  1. a variant spelling of milquetoast

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