Definitions for pantywaistˈpæn tiˌweɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pant•y•waistˈpæn tiˌweɪst(n.)

  1. Informal. an effeminate man; sissy.

    Category: Informal

  2. (formerly) a child's undergarment consisting of short pants and a shirt that buttoned together at the waist.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of pantywaist:

1925–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sissy, pantywaist, pansy, milksop, Milquetoast(noun)

    a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

Wiktionary

  1. pantywaist(Noun)

    A children's undergarment composed, in part, of panties attached to a waistband.

  2. pantywaist(Noun)

    An ineffectual, weak, or timid person, especially a boy or young man; a sissy.

  3. pantywaist(Adjective)

    Weak, timid, effeminate, ineffectual.

    His rough, burly father was mortified by the lad's pantywaist behavior.

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