milquetoast / ˈmɪlktəʊst / North American ▸ noun a timid or feeble person : Jennings plays him as something of a milquetoast . ▸ adjective feeble, insipid, or bland : a soppy, milquetoast composer he ran a milquetoast campaign some think he is boring and milquetoast but I like his professionalism . – ORIGIN 1930s: from the name of a cartoon character, Caspar Milquetoast , created by H. T. Webster in 1924 .


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