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Any concerns that Romney will adopt McCain's milquetoast campaign model are quickly diminishing.
David Limbaugh

Meaning of "milquetoast" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MILQUETOAST

From Caspar Milquetoast, a cartoon character invented by H. T. Webster (1885–1952).
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PRONUNCIATION OF MILQUETOAST

milquetoast  [ˈmɪlkˌtəʊst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MILQUETOAST

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Milquetoast is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MILQUETOAST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Milquetoast

Milquetoast is an American English dysphemism for a weak, timid, or bland person. The word milquetoast derives from the name of Caspar Milquetoast, a diffident character in H. T. Webster's comic strip The Timid Soul. The comic strip first ran in 1924 in the New York World; it was later published in the Herald Tribune.

Definition of milquetoast in the English dictionary

The definition of milquetoast in the dictionary is a meek, submissive, or timid person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MILQUETOAST


almost
ˈɔːlməʊst
blogpost
ˈblɒɡˌpəʊst
boast
bəʊst
coast
kəʊst
coste
kəʊst
foremost
ˈfɔːˌməʊst
ghost
ɡəʊst
gjetost
ˈjetəʊst
host
həʊst
innermost
ˈɪnəˌməʊst
milktoast
ˈmɪlkˌtəʊst
most
məʊst
outermost
ˈaʊtəˌməʊst
outpost
ˈaʊtˌpəʊst
post
pəʊst
roast
rəʊst
seacoast
ˈsiːˌkəʊst
toast
təʊst
uppermost
ˈʌpəˌməʊst
utmost
ˈʌtˌməʊst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MILQUETOAST

milltail
millwheel
millwork
millwright
Milne
milneb
milo
milometer
milord
milpa
milreis
milsey
Milstein
milt
milter
Miltiades
Milton
Milton Keynes
Milton Work count
miltonia

WORDS THAT END LIKE MILQUETOAST

Barbary Coast
be toast
brown toast
cinnamon toast
Coromandel Coast
crown roast
French toast
Gold Coast
Ivory Coast
Malabar Coast
Melba toast
oast
overroast
pot roast
pot-roast
rib roast
spit-roast
the Barbary Coast
the Ivory Coast
white toast

Synonyms and antonyms of milquetoast in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «milquetoast» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MILQUETOAST

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胆小
1,325 millions of speakers

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milquetoast
570 millions of speakers

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milquetoast
510 millions of speakers

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डरपोक मनुष्य
380 millions of speakers
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الجبان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

застенчивый
278 millions of speakers

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milquetoast
270 millions of speakers

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milquetoast
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milquetoast
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Milquetoast
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milquetoast
180 millions of speakers

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milquetoast
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대가 약한
85 millions of speakers

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Milquetoast
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

milquetoast
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயந்த மனப் பாங்கு உடையவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मिल्कटाइस्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

korkak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

milquetoast
65 millions of speakers

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milquetoast
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сором´язливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

milquetoast
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

milquetoast
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onseker wankel moedige man
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

milquetoast
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

milquetoast
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of milquetoast

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MILQUETOAST»

The term «milquetoast» is regularly used and occupies the 103.087 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MILQUETOAST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about milquetoast

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QUOTES WITH «MILQUETOAST»

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David Limbaugh
Any concerns that Romney will adopt McCain's milquetoast campaign model are quickly diminishing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MILQUETOAST»

Discover the use of milquetoast in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to milquetoast and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cube Farm
I was on another project that was headed for the pavement. With the Godfather's exit, a quiet man named Milquetoast took over the reigns. Milquetoast wasn't accustomed to being a leader. He had no charisma, he had no drive, and therefore ...
Reverend Bill Blunden, 2004
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Mill's On Liberty: Critical Essays
1. Mill. and. Milquetoast. David. Lewis. 1 . Toleration We are fortunate to live under institutions of toleration. Opinions that many of us deem false and pernicious are nevertheless held, and even imparted to others, with impunity. This is so in ...
Gerald Dworkin, 1997
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The Comics
Granted that the strip is cleverly built, that it has a head of humor going; but the character of Caspar Milquetoast is so sickening that many of his fans wonder why they go on reading it. It's funny, of course, but there's another reason, if we are ...
Coulton Waugh, 1947
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Reflections from the Wrong Side of the Tracks: Class, ...
husband hated his engineering job and we felt uncomfortable in the neighborhood; I called it our "milquetoast" neighborhood. I enjoyed interacting with most of our neighbors — they were nice — but it just did not feel like home. We seemed ...
C. Vincent Samarco, Stephen L. Muzzatti, 2006
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Purpose Beyond 2012: The Wisconsin Idea, Occupy Wall Street ...
continue with his Casper Milquetoast routine and again cave to his tepid bunch of insider advisors by offering up a tepid plan? Milquetoast was political satire representative of the Progressive Era. Similar cartoon strips ran under several titles ...
Wj Reichertz, 2012
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LIFE
Skol Company, Inc., New York. NOT OILY NOT GREASY Mr. Milquetoast is a Greenkeeper Most thankless job in a golf club is that of chairman of the greens committee. It is he who sees that the greens are in shape and that divots are replaced.
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Family Building: The Five Fundamentals of Effective Parenting
Alpha Speech prevents the arguments that ensue when one speaks like Caspar Milquetoast, and be assured, children don't enjoy arguments with their parents any more than parents enjoy arguments with their children. Do you speak ...
Rosemond, John, 2009
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Dream City:
The waitress set downthepitcher, and when shetoldhimthe price, Paddy pointed toCasper Milquetoast andsaid, “He'll pay for it.” Milquetoast turned from watching Oswald Knoll and explained that he had already paidfora pitcher.Paddy said it ...
Brendan Short, 2010
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Lost Teachings of Finding the God WIthin
Caspar Milquetoast:the extremely shy, meek-mannered cartoon character of H. T. Webster's daily cartoon panel The Timid Soul that first appeared in 1924 in the New York Worldand other newspapers subscribing to Webster's series.
Mark Prophet, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, 1986
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It's the Customer, Stupid!: 34 Wake-up Calls to Help You ...
Manny-the-Milquetoast: Timid. Tommy. “Manny-the-Milquetoast” is like a little Timid Tommy—afraid of everyone and everything. The great temptation is to bully Tommy into doing anything you want. Because of their timidity, it's easy to try ...
Michael A Aun, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MILQUETOAST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term milquetoast is used in the context of the following news items.
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We'll watch anything, even the chintzy wealth porn of Netflix's Richie …
If there's been a more egregious recent example of the miserly, milquetoast Jew stereotype, I haven't seen it. The name Murray evokes a ... «A.V. Club Denver/Boulder, Jul 15»
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The City Takes on the State: De Blasio and Cuomo's Feud Won't …
... so unabashedly messianic he makes the Barack Obama of the hope-and-change days look like a milquetoast actuary. New York “is a city in ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
3
The way of the shred
Dontgetmewrong, the kids can play, but the slow-jam milquetoast hip-hop they're playing is why they're “lonely.” Welcome to San Diego, boys, ... «San Diego Reader, Jul 15»
4
Newest GOP Presidential Candidate Isn't Afraid To Say He Supports …
But there is nothing milquetoast about Kasich's views on Common Core. In January, Kasich said that rejection of the standards represented an ... «ThinkProgress, Jul 15»
5
Donald Trump doesn't owe John McCain an apology, but the GOP …
People who want Trump to apologize and drop out have consciences so singed by years of propaganda and milquetoast conservatism that ... «Communities Digital News, Jul 15»
6
Editorial: Short on specifics
Take the use of that milquetoast word “review” which is classic doublespeak for looking at something without taking further action on it: “Review ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
7
Sanders and Trump: Barbarians in a milquetoast world
In a milquetoast world full of milquetoast candidates who triangulate their audience to the nth degree and say nothing – think Hillary – these two ... «Communities Digital News, Jul 15»
8
Did Rand Paul enter the witness-protection program?
The result is milquetoast responses to the issues of the day that leave “the most interesting man in politics” not really all that interesting. «MSNBC, Jul 15»
9
Cruz Scores Bridenstine Endorsement
Nominating a milquetoast Republican who fails to gain the support of the whole party will cripple Republican enthusiasm and shrink turnout just ... «ConservativeHQ, Jul 15»
10
Not All Germans Support Schaeuble's Plan For A Temporary Grexit
It has to be said that's a pretty milquetoast criticism, even by the normally genteel standards of German politics. It's almost not criticising the idea ... «Forbes, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Milquetoast [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/milquetoast>. Oct 2020 ».
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