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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: A weak or effeminate man.
adjective: Weak; cowardly; effeminate.
ETYMOLOGY:A pantywaist was formerly a child's undergarment in which a shirt and pants were buttoned together at the waist. Earliest documented use: 1910.
USAGE:"The question on many people's minds: Will the genteel Mr. Creel, more comfortable buried in legal briefs than in the trenches of hand-to-throat political combat, be able to respond in kind? He doesn't see himself as a political pantywaist."
Peter Fritsch and Jose de Cordoba; Would You Fall into Line for This Man?; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Jan 11, 2001.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. -Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)