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English definition of “limp-wristed”

limp-wristed

adjective uk   /ˌlɪmpˈrɪs.tɪd/ us  
describes a man who does not behave in the strong and determined way traditionally expected in menGender-related attributesKinds of womenKinds of menRelating to sexual preference offensive describes a man who seems, by his manner, to be gayRelating to sexual preference
(Definition of limp-wristed from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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