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One who has a meek, timid, unassertive nature.
[After Caspar Milquetoast, , a meek comic-strip character created by Harold Tucker Webster (1885-1952) and named in reference to milk toast.]
US and Canadian a meek, submissive, or timid person
[C20: from Caspar Milquetoast, a cartoon character invented by H. T. Webster (1885–1952)]
n. (often cap.)
a timid or unassertive person.
[1935–40, Amer.; after Caspar Milquetoast, a character in The Timid Soul, comic strip by H. T. Webster (1885–1952), U.S. cartoonist]
milquetoast- Comes from a comic strip character created in 1924 who was shy, timid, and unassertive.
See also related terms for shy.
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|Noun||1.||Milquetoast - a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive|
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity