from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who has a meek, timid, unassertive nature.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a timid, unassertive man or boy fearful of confrontation and easily manipulated and dominated.
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- noun pejorative A
personof meekor timid disposition.
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- noun a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After Caspar Milquetoast, a meek comic-strip character created by Harold Tucker Webster (1885–1952) and named in reference to milk toast.]
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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).
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