milksoppy

milksop

[milk-sop]
noun
a weak or ineffectual person.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English. See milk, sop

milksopism, noun
milksoppy, milksopping, adjective


milquetoast, softy, namby-pamby, wimp.
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milksop (ˈmɪlkˌsɒp)
 
n
1.  a feeble or ineffectual man or youth
2.  (Brit) a dish of bread soaked in warm milk, given esp to infants and invalids
 
'milksoppy
 
adj
 
'milksopping
 
adj
 
'milksopism
 
n

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milksop
"effeminate spiritless man," attested as a surname c.1246, also applied in M.E. to the infant Christ.
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