milksop

noun
milk·​sop | \ ˈmilk-ˌsäp How to pronounce milksop (audio) \

Definition of milksop

: a weak or cowardly man

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Recent Examples on the Web Jane Eyre is the milksop sibling to Villette's Lucy Snowe, the introvert's introvert: brainy, passionate, and dark. The Week, 23 May 2022

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First Known Use of milksop

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milksop

Middle English, literally, bread soaked in milk

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1 Jun 2022

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“Milksop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milksop. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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