9 Grammatical Pitfalls
also candy-ass, 1961, from candy (n.) + ass (n.2). Perhaps originally U.S. military.
Timid; feeble; cowardly; wimpy: not that candy-assed dreck played by legions of Spandexed clones/ Some candyass Barry Manilow type might be at ease in this setting (1950s+)
A timid person; weakling; wimp (1960s+)