milksop

[ milk-sop ]
/ ˈmɪlkˌsɒp /

noun

a weak or ineffectual person.

Origin of milksop

1350–1400; Middle English. See milk, sop

Related forms

milk·sop·ism, nounmilk·sop·py, milk·sop·ping, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for milksop

milksop

/ (ˈmɪlkˌsɒp) /

noun

a feeble or ineffectual man or youth
British a dish of bread soaked in warm milk, given esp to infants and invalids

Derived Forms

milksoppy or milksopping, adjectivemilksopism, noun
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