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Definition of the noun pantywaist
What does pantywaist mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: pantywaists
- a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
Alternative definition of the noun pantywaist
- [context: informal, dated] A children's undergarment composed, in part, of panties attached to a waistband.
- [context: pejorative, dated] An ineffectual, weak, or timid person, especially a boy or young man; a sissy.
Definition of the adjective pantywaist
What does pantywaist mean as an attribute of a noun?
- [context: informal, dated, especially of a male person] Weak, timid, effeminate, ineffectual.
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by Eric Partridge
157, 1981 pantywaist noun a weakling or coward ...
by Thomas E. Zurinskas
~panteehoez - pantyhose ~panteeng - panting ~panteewaest - pantywaist ~ panthhee"istik - pantheistic ~panthhee"istikool - pantheistical ~panthhee'aan - pantheon ~panthhee'izim - pantheism ~panthheeyaan - pantheon ~ panthheeyizim ...
by Tony Thorne
pantywaist adj American an effete person, sissy or weakling. The term comes from the image of a male wearing women's underwear or a type of toddler's one-piece garment of the same name. paper bag ...
by Random House
red-faced, shamefaced, shirtwaist, slipcased, slow-paced, snail-paced, stone- faced, straight-faced, straight- laced, toothpaste, two- faced, unchaste; aftertaste, double-faced, freckle- faced, Janus-faced, open-faced, pantywaist, poker-faced.
by Philip D. Morehead
slang, pantywaist, weakling;
by Sidney L. Landau
pantywaist n. Slang SISSY. paper n. 1 document, manuscript, original, record, instrument ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
white-faced aftertaste, brazen-faced, double- faced, Janus-faced, hatchet-faced , pantywaist, poker-faced, thoroughpaced — also -ed forms of verbs listed at ace1 aceless \ä-slas\ baseless, faceless, graceless, laceless, placeless, spaceless, ...
by Oxford University Press
scaredy-cat, yellow-belly, sissy, pantywaist, cow-ard-ice /'kou-ardas/ > n. lack of bravery. cow-ard-ly /'kou-ardIé/ > adj.
by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
US, 1976 pantywaist noun a weakling or coward; a homosexual man US, 1936 pantzilla noun Sildenafil citrate marketed as Viagra, an antiimpotence drug taken recreationally for performance enhancement, in combination with other ...
Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead
a pantywaist. pansy, pantry <-> Pansies are evidently supposed to convey good thoughts. The word derives from Latin pensare, think, through Middle French pensee. Pantry comes to English by a similar route, from Latin panis, ...
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Video shows what pantywaist means. Weak, timid, effeminate, ineffectual.. Pantywaist Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...
Scrabble value of P3A1N1T1Y4W4A1I1S1T1
The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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