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milquetoast

Saltos de línea: milque|toast
Pronunciación: /ˈmɪlktəʊst
 
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Definición de milquetoast en inglés:

sustantivo

chiefly North American
A person who is timid or submissive: [as modifier]: a frail, milquetoast character
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Alarms ring when Garvin speaks of applying to the Olympic Village design standards like those that produced the Milquetoast, nothing-ventured buildings at Battery Park City.
  • Enter Ray Rhodes, a highly regarded defensive troubleshooter with a knack for resurrecting Milquetoast units.
  • Charlie is the self-effacing, Milquetoast dude who allows people to walk all over him.

Origen

1930s: from the name of a cartoon character, Caspar Milquetoast, created by H. T. Webster in 1924.

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