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Definition of the noun pantywaist

What does pantywaist mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pantywaists

  1. a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

Alternative definition of the noun pantywaist


  1. [context: informal, dated] A children's undergarment composed, in part, of panties attached to a waistband.
  2. [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?


  1. [context: informal, dated, especially of a male person] Weak, timid, effeminate, ineffectual.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for pantywaist

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Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z (2006)

by Eric Partridge

157, 1981 pantywaist noun a weakling or coward ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2009)

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 ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

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.

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

slang, pantywaist, weakling;

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

pantywaist n. Slang SISSY. paper n. 1 document, manuscript, original, record, instrument ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

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, ...

Google previewPocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010)

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.

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

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 ...

Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

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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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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