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Meaning of milquetoast

milque•toast

Pronunciation: (milk'tōst"), [key]
— n.
  1. a very timid, unassertive, spineless person, esp. one who is easily dominated or intimidated:Also called a milquetoast who's afraid to ask for a raise.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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