/ˈmɪlkˌtoʊst/

noun

1 a timid, submissive, unassertive or spineless person. 2 mild of temper.

The bouncer was such a milquetoast that he looked the other way when patrons grabbed at the tits of the dancers he was charged to protect. Confrontation often begat violence, and he could bear to endure neither.


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“Milquetoast.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/milquetoast. Accessed 17 May 2022.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “milquetoast”, accessed May 17, 2022, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/milquetoast.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Milquetoast. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved May 17, 2022, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/milquetoast


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