milksop

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English milksop, mylk sop, mylke soppe, equivalent to milk +‎ sop.

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milksop (plural milksops)

  1. A piece of bread sopped in milk.
  2. A dish consisting of bread pieces in a bowl, sprinkled with sugar and covered in hot milk.
  3. (by extension, derogatory) An easily frightened, ineffectual, or weak person.
    Synonyms: milquetoast, sissy, wuss; see also Thesaurus:milksop

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