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sissy

[sis-ee] /ˈsɪs i/
noun, plural sissies.
1.
Disparaging and Offensive. an effeminate boy or man.
2.
a timid or cowardly person.
3.
a sister, especially a younger sister.
adjective
4.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a sissy.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; Americanism; sis + -y2
Related forms
sissyish, adjective
sissiness, sissyness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sissies

sissy

/ˈsɪsɪ/
noun (pl) -sies
1.
an effeminate, weak, or cowardly boy or man
adjective
2.
effeminate, weak, or cowardly Also (informal or dialect) sissified, cissified
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Word Origin and History for sissies

sissy

n.

1846, "sister," extended form of sis (q.v.). Meaning "effeminate man" is recorded from 1887; the adjective in this sense is from 1891. Related: Sissiness. Sissy bar is recorded from 1969.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sissies

sis

noun
  1. A sister: That's his sis with him (1656+)
  2. Woman; girl; chick • Used in direct address: What's up, sis? (1835+)

[a shortening of sister]


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