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weakling (noun) –  One of weak constitution or character.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1520s, coined by Tyndale from weak) + -ling as a loan-translation of Luther’s Weichling “effeminate man” (from German weich “soft”) in I Cor. vi.9, where the Greek is malakoi, from malakos “soft, soft to the touch,” “Like the Latin mollis, metaph. and in a bad sense: effeminate, of a catamite, a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness” [“Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament”].

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