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Definition of the noun milksop

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noun - plural: milksops

  1. a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

Alternative definition of the noun milksop


  1. [pejorative] A weak, easily frightened or ineffectual person.
  2. A piece of bread sopped in milk.

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Google previewCurrent Methods in Historical Semantics (2012)

by Kathryn Allan, Justyna A. Robinson

Milksop is a native English word that is formed from milk þ sop, and the literal sense appears to be a transparent compound where the first base modifies the second: a milksop is a sop soaked in milk. This literal sense of the compound is not ...

Google previewReal Salvation (2015)

by R.A. Torrey

Nobody but a milksop is a total abstainer. If you want to amount to anything in Birmingham, you must take an occasional glass of beer. Of course, we don't want you to go to excess. We don't believe in intemperance, but one glass of beer won' t ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

glands in female mammals—mammary glands Milk protein—casein Milk pudding—tapioca Milk sugar—lactose Milk that has clotted on souring—clabber Milkcoloured gemstone—opal Milksop—sissy Milksop—wimp Milky coffee—latte Milky ...

Google previewDictionary of Word Origins (1995)

A History of the Words, Expressions, and Clichés We Use by Jordan Almond

Milksop: A "milksop" is literally a piece of bread sopped in milk; it's formless, without any strength or solidity. 16. Backwater Village: As the age of commerce developed, those communities which were located on the coast and the main ...

Google previewThe anti-absurd or phrenotypic English pronouncing & orthographical dictionary (1845)

by Bartłomiej Beniowski

milkn MILKER milker MILKINEss milkines MILKLIVERED milkli'verd MILKMAID milkmad MILKsoP milksop MILKTooth milktunh MILKY milku MILKY-wAY milku- way MILL mil MILLDAM mildAm MILLENARIAN miluna'rian MILLENARY milen.

Google previewA General dictionary of the English language, etc. A facsimile of the edition of 1780 (1784)

by Thomas SHERIDAN (M.A., Teacher of Elocution.)

MILKSOP,. mllk'-sbp. s. Asost,. effeminate,. feeble-minded man. MlLKTOOleI, milk -hith- s. Milkteeth are those smal'l'teeth which come forth be _ tore when a soal is about three mouths old. MILKTHISTLE, milk-thisl. s. An herb. RZLKTREFOLL ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

maeg'nigo milksop BR 'milksop, -s AM 'milk,sap, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address (2008)

by Leslie Dunkling

Milksop Recorded since the thirteenth century as a term of abuse for a man lacking courage, and still to be heard in school playgrounds, according to the Opies in The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. The original reference was probably ...

Google previewA general Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English language (1812)

for the use of schools, foreigners, etc. on the plan of Sheridan by Stephen Jones, Thomas Sheridan

Milksop, milksop, s. A scft, effeminate man. Milkwhite, mllk-hwïte, a. \ White as milk. Milky-way, mtlk-y-wâí The galaxy; a stream of light In the A tooth of a wheel. Milldam, mil-dam, s. The mound by which thé water is kept up to raise it for the mill.

Google previewReverse English Dictionary (1999)

Based on Phonological and Morphological Principles by Gustav Muthmann

v eavesdrop n snowdrop v,n prop n pit-prop ii turboprop v,n strop v,n sop n milksop v,n top n mountain top n humming-top n whipping-top adj,adv tip-top adv atop n hardtop n foretop ii housetop v overtop n flattop v,n stop n whistle-stop n ...

Google previewAn English Pronouncing Dictionary (2002)

by Daniel Jones, Beverley Collins, Inger M. Mees

milk milkmaid, -s 'milkmeid, -z milk|man, -men 'milk|man, -man milksop, - s 'milksop, -s [[-men] milk|tooth, -teeth 'milk|tu:G, -ti:G milk-white 'milkwait [-khw-] ...

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Video shows what milksop means. A piece of bread sopped in milk.. A weak, easily frightened or ineffectual person.. Milksop Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of M3I1L1K5S1O1P3

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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