weakling

[week-ling]
noun
1.
a person who is physically or morally weak.
adjective
2.
weak; not strong.

Origin:
1520–30; weak + -ling1


1. milksop, chicken, namby-pamby.
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weakling (ˈwiːklɪŋ)
 
n
a person or animal that is lacking in strength or weak in constitution or character

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weakling
1526, coined by Tyndale from weak as a loan-translation of Luther's Weichling "effeminate man," from Ger. weich "soft" (see weak).
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Example sentences
They took it for granted that he was a weakling, that he had soft ideas of life and was stuck-up or affected.
Even a sickly weakling can do it, if it can successfully mate enough.
In fighting the weakling mumps virus, your immune system learns how to beat this attacker and protect you against the real thing.
Her husband is frail, a weakling, and the tragedy finally comes to a climax when she strangles him with her own hands.
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