milk toast


noun

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 confused

milk toast milquetoast

Definition for milktoast (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 milktoast

milktoast

/ (ˈmɪlkˌtəʊst) /

noun

a variant spelling of milquetoast
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