noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
Origin of milquetoast
Examples from the Web for milquetoast
Either way, he stood out in a country whose media industry is often criticized for its milquetoast manner.Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hence, all the agreeing with Obama, all the adopting of milquetoast positions.Debate III: Obama Wins, But Does It Do Him Any Good?|Michael Tomasky|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In contrast, Santorum's milquetoast “disagreement” looks pathetic and unpresidential.“Get Out!” Says Christian-Supremacist Pastor. Does Rick Santorum Agree?|Jay Michaelson|March 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Is anybody planning on running a repeat of Milquetoast and the Crazies again?
Gingrich has tried to depict Romney a milquetoast moderate in the line of former state governor Charlie Crist.A Florida Win Will Make Headlines, But What About the Delegates?|Matthew DeLuca|January 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for milquetoast
Word Origin for milquetoast
Word Origin and History for milquetoast
"timid, meek person," 1938, from Caspar Milquetoast, character created by U.S. newspaper cartoonist H.T. Webster (1885-1952) in the strip "The Timid Soul," which ran from 1924 in the "New York World" and later the "Herald Tribune." By 1930 the name was being referenced as a type of the meek man. The form seems to be milktoast with an added French twist; cf. also milksop.