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The word milquetoast derives from the name of Caspar Milquetoast, a diffident character in H. T. Webster's comic strip The Timid Soul. The comic strip first ran in 1924 in the New York World; it was later published in the Herald Tribune.
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- The Comics – Coulton Waugh – Google Books
- Prophet, Mark L.; Elizabeth Clare Prophet (2005). Lost Teachings on Finding God Within. p. 314. Note on Caspar Milquetoast
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