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Meaning of pantywaist

pant•y•waist

Pronunciation: (pan'tē-wāst"), [key]
— n.
  1. a weak, effeminate man; sissy.
  2. formerly, a child's undergarment consisting of short pants and a shirt that buttoned together at the waist.
—adj.
  1. weak; fainthearted.
  2. childish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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