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
Can be confusedmilk toast milquetoast
Definition for milktoast (2 of 2)
[ milk-tohst ]
/ ˈmɪlkˌtoʊst /
easily dominated; extremely mild; ineffectual; namby-pamby; wishy-washy.
Origin of milk-toast
First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for milktoast
/ (ˈmɪlkˌtəʊst) /
a variant spelling of milquetoast
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