milk-toast

[ milk-tohst ]
/ ˈmɪlkˌtoʊst /

adjective

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

noun

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Origin of milk-toast

First recorded in 1815–25

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milk toast

noun

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH milk toast

milk toast milquetoast
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