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
Real quick, Wolf, you know, some social conservatives are not happy about John McCain's statement on the California gay marriage ruling, because in essence, it came out as just kind of what they call a milquetoast (ph), some sort of just generic statement rather than really taking the issue as one about judges and one about marriage and taking control and being more forceful in that area.
If McGavick can't even get me excited about him being Senator, he is toast. toast as in "milquetoast".
Reaganaut gives us a good perspective into the right wing mythology (FDR was a conservative, Charles Lindburgh was a liberal, Bush is not a limp wristed milquetoast from the East with a fake drawl, supporting our troops means getting them killed, anyone who disagrees hates America, etc).
Feeling toasty: Kudos (in the piece about the Ghost Riderz scooter gang) for using the word milquetoast in a sentence.
Obviously a "bipartisan" (aka milquetoast) bill isn't going to work.
A milquetoast is a weak, ineffectual or bland person.
McCain's candidacy until now could've only been described as milquetoast, but it's quickly become clear that both parties are geared up for the big sprint ahead.
This kind of milquetoast ambivalence that we're seeing on display about what exactly it is that NASA is going to be doing in their human spaceflight efforts is why I don't ever bother going to the NASA 'big program' presentations at space conferences.
This isn't necessarily the same kind of "milquetoast" behavior that caused Kerry and Gore to almost-but-not-quite make it.
She wrote him off as a "milquetoast", but softened her criticism by stating that "even the worst Republican is better than any Democrat".