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milksop

[ milk-sop ]
/ ˈmɪlkˌsɒp /
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noun

a weak or ineffectual person.

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Origin of milksop

1350–1400; Middle English. See milk, sop

OTHER WORDS FROM milksop

milksopism, nounmilksoppy, milksopping, 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 of milksop

milksoppy or milksopping, adjectivemilksopism, noun
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