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Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay


Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

Milquetoast - mil*que*toast n Also freq Caspar Milquetoast, Mr. Milquetoast, rarely miliquant toast, milky-toast [From Caspar Milquetoast in H.T. Webster’s comic strip “The Timid Soul,” which first appeared in May 1924] A meek, easily intimidated person; hence adj milquetoasty meek, timid.

“He’s milquetoast. No way he’ll talk to her.”

“Milquetoast. That sounds a lot like when someone calls you ‘milkdrinker.’ “

“Hey, be careful. She’s the milquetoasty one in the group.”

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

Works Cited

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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