Dictionary.com

milk toast

Save This Word!

noun
toast, usually buttered, served in hot milk with sugar or with salt and pepper.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of milk toast

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH milk toast

milk toast , milquetoast

Other definitions 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for milk toast

milktoast
/ (ˈmɪlkˌtəʊst) /

noun
a variant spelling of milquetoast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK