American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A child's undergarment consisting of a shirt and pants buttoned together at the waist.
- n. Slang A boy or man who is considered weak or effeminate.
- adj. informal, dated, especially of a male person Weak, timid, effeminate, ineffectual.
- n. informal, dated A children's undergarment composed, in part, of panties attached to a waistband.
- n. pejorative, dated An ineffectual, weak, or timid person, especially a boy or young man; a sissy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive.
- n. a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
“But this query is precisely the kind of pantywaist handwringing that rightly goes down in the flood of the he-man Homeland Security strutting that always follows these incidents.”
“Right-wing talk show hosts brayed that he was exhibiting a "pantywaist" response to the "crisis.”
“Rosica really means by the phrase “civility, charity, mercy and politeness” is a kind of pantywaist political correctness, void of testicular fortitude, that is so afraid to identify and call out blatant evil in the public square.”
“Tonight we learned that Sarah Palin doesn't have time for that kind of pantywaist liberal chit chat.”
“The Europeans are calling him a 'surrender monkey' and a 'pantywaist'.”
“Obama has a superiority complex AND he's a "pantywaist" for going on "apology tours" and bowing to show respect to Saudi leaders.”
“All you pantywaist social nerds can kiss my grits!”
“The State Department, however, was meeting the Red menace with “basic timidity,” he complained to a friend, and Dean Acheson, who became its secretary in 1949, was a “pantywaist,” he told Jones.”
“Alas, we have a lightweight Harvard lawyer who is too much of a pantywaist to achieve most of his pie-in-the-campaign-sky feel-good agenda.”
“January 4th, 2010 2: 12 pm ET what a total scumbag loser. only cowardly crooks switch parties after being elected. a pantywaist has more guts!”
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