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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One who is timid or indecisive.
A milksop is, literally, a piece of bread soaked in milk, a diet considered suitable for babies and the sick. A synonym of this term is milquetoast. Earliest documented use: 1390.
"This is for the milksop who does not want a mouse in the house but is too timid or pious to do anything about it."
Nicholas Lezard; Down and Out; New Statesman (London, UK); Mar 27, 2013.
See more usage examples of milksop in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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