A pansy is a super slang but useful word in spoken English. Add it to your slang vocabulary list but be careful with it. It’s not a really bad word but it could upset someone if you use it with a really angry voice. It should be used for fun between friends. (A pansy is actually a type of flower, but it’s used very differently in slang spoken English with native speakers)
A pansy, is a person who is very scared to try anything new or take any risks.
Someone could say, “You don’t invest in stocks because you are afraid of losing a little money? You are such a pansy”
Or a friend could say to another friend. ”I know you like that girl. Stop being such a pansy and just go talk to her. Who cares if she rejects you, at least you tried. It’s better than being a scared little pansy!“
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