pantywaist (not comparable)

  1. (informal, especially of a male person) Weak, timid, effeminate, ineffectual.
    His rough, burly father was mortified by the lad's pantywaist behavior.

pantywaist (plural pantywaists)

  1. (informal, dated) An undergarment composed, in part, of panties attached to a waistband.
  2. (pejorative) An ineffectual, weak, or timid person, especially a boy or young man; a sissy.

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