Reference Entry

Milquetoast, Caspar

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
Milquetoast, Caspar

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a cartoon character created by H. T. Webster in 1924 and named after the American dish milk toast. Milquetoast is now used as a term for a person who is timid or submissive....

Reference Entry.  35 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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