adjective Date: circa 1960 1. effeminate 2. weak

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • limp-wristed — limp wrist|ed [ˌlımp ˈrıstıd] adj a limp wristed man is considered to lack male qualities such as strength; sometimes used to say that a man is ↑homosexual …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • limp-wristed — [limp′ris΄təd] adj. Informal 1. effeminate: a term of mild contempt 2. weak; soft; ineffectual …   English World dictionary

  • limp-wristed — ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ristə̇d adjective Etymology: limp (I) + wrist + ed (I) 1. : effeminate 2. : weak : flabby * * * ˌlimp ˈwristed 7 …   Useful english dictionary

  • limp-wristed — informal a man who is limp wristed seems weak and lacks the qualities that people usually admire in a man. My mother liked him though I suspect my father thought he was a bit limp wristed …   New idioms dictionary

  • limp-wristed — /lɪmp ˈrɪstəd/ (say limp ristuhd) adjective Colloquial (derogatory) 1. (of a man) effeminate. 2. ineffectual and timid: a limp wristed defence of the policy …   Australian English dictionary

  • limp-wristed — adjective a man who is limp wristed is considered to lack strong, traditionally male qualities …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • limp-wristed — limp wrist|ed [ ,lımp rıstəd ] adjective OFFENSIVE an insulting word for describing a gay man …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • limp-wristed — /limp ris tid/, adj. Slang (disparaging and offensive). 1. effeminate. 2. soft; flabby; ineffectual. [1955 60; LIMP2 + WRIST + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • limp-wristed — limp′ wrist′ed adj. sl. 1) cvb sts off usu. disp. and off. (of a man or boy) exhibiting feminine characteristics; effeminate; homosexual 2) cvb sts soft; flabby; ineffectual • Etymology: 1955–60 usage: Definition1is usually used with disparaging… …   From formal English to slang

  • limp-wristed — adjective a) implicitly weak; lacking strength. b) If referring to a male, having effeminate qualities or characteristics perceived to be homosexual in nature. Ant: macho …   Wiktionary

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