Definition of milquetoast in English:

milquetoast

noun

North American
informal
  • A timid or feeble person.

    ‘Jennings plays him as something of a milquetoast’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

adjective

North American
informal
  • Feeble, insipid, or bland.

    ‘a soppy, milquetoast composer’
    ‘he ran a milquetoast campaign’
    ‘some think he is boring and milquetoast but I like his professionalism’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

milquetoast

/ˈmɪlktəʊst/