milksop

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

Definition of milksop

: an unmanly man : mollycoddle

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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“Milksop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milksop. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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milksop

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English Language Learners Definition of milksop

old-fashioned : a weak boy or man

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