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candy-ass

rude slang One who is nervous, ineffectual, or cowardly. Don't be such a candy-ass, Jimmy, stand up for yourself and fight him!
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candy-ass

verb

candy-ass

1. n. a coward; a timid person. (Mildly objectionable.) Sue is such a candy-ass when it comes to dealing with her children.
2. Go to candy-ass(ed).
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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