limp-wristed


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limp-wrist·ed

(lĭmp′rĭs′tĭd)
adj. Offensive Slang
1. Effeminate.
2. Lacking strength; weak.

[From the stereotypical perception that a limp wrist indicates effeminacy or weakness.]

limp′-wrist′ed·ly

limp-wristed

adj
ineffectual; effete

limp′-wrist′ed



adj. Slang.
1. Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (of a man or boy) exhibiting feminine characteristics; effeminate; homosexual.
2. soft; flabby; ineffectual.
[1955–60]
usage: Definition 1 is usually used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting.
Translations

limp-wristed

[ˈlɪmpˈrɪstɪd] ADJinútil (pej) (= gay) → de la acera de enfrente, sarasa

limp-wristed

adj (inf: = gay) → schwul (inf), → warm (inf)
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