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noun

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

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Origin of milk toast

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH milk toast

milk toast , milquetoast

Definition for milk toast (2 of 2)

milk-toast
[ milk-tohst ]
/ ˈmɪlkˌtoʊst /

adjective

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

noun

Origin of milk-toast

First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for milk toast

milktoast
/ (ˈmɪlkˌtəʊst) /

noun

a variant spelling of milquetoast
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