pushover

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EtymologyEdit

push +‎ over; US 1906 of things, 1926 of people (bad boxers and easy women),[1] popularized by Jack Conway of Variety.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʊʃəʊvə(ɹ)/
  • (file)

NounEdit

pushover (plural pushovers)

  1. Someone who is easily swayed or influenced to change his/her mind or comply.
    I'm a pushover when it comes to buying new kitchen gadgets.
  2. Someone who lets him/herself be picked or bullied on without defending or standing up for him/herself.
  3. Something that is easy to do or accomplish; an easy task.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “pushover”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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