/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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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Milquetoast.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/milquetoast. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “milquetoast”, accessed November 27, 2021, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/milquetoast.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Milquetoast. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved November 27, 2021, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/milquetoast


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