from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who has a meek, timid, unassertive nature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Meek, timid.
- n. A person of meek or timid disposition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a timid, unassertive man or boy fearful of confrontation and easily manipulated and dominated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
After Caspar Milquetoast, a comic-strip character created by Harold Tucker Webster (1885-1952).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the character Caspar Milquetoast of the comic strip The Timid Soul, created by Harold Webster and first published in 1924 (named after the American dish milk toast). (Wiktionary)