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A man or boy who is indecisive and lacks courage:‘you could have respect for a man who fought for you, but none for this milksop, who backed away’
namby-pamby, coward, weakling, milquetoastdrip, mummy's boy, sissy, pansy, jellyfish, wimp, crybabywet, big girl's blouse, chinless wondercandy-ass, pantywaist, pussypoltroonView synonyms
- ‘Since there are few lawyers without sin it will be more and more difficult, as a result of congressional hearings, to appoint anyone but a moronic milksop.’
- ‘You let your milksop of a brother handle the interrogation?’
- ‘Any chance they have to portray a male opponent as a milksop, they do it.’
- ‘You are a milksop; your heart is full of guilt for this.’
- ‘He didn't want to be such a milksop, but he hoped it wouldn't happen again.’
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