sissy

[sis-ee]
noun, plural sissies.
1.
an effeminate boy or man.
2.
a timid or cowardly person.
3.
a little girl.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a sissy.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism in sense “sister”; 1885–90, Americanism for def 1; sis + y2

sissyish, adjective
sissiness, sissyness, noun
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sissy or cissy (ˈsɪsɪ)
 
n , pl -sies
1.  an effeminate, weak, or cowardly boy or man
 
adj
2.  sissified, Also (informal or dialect): cissified effeminate, weak, or cowardly
 
cissy or cissy
 
n
 
adj

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sissy
1846, "sister," extended form of sis (q.v.). Meaning "effeminate man" is recorded from 1887; the adj. in this sense is from 1891. Sissy bar is recorded from 1969.
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Example sentences
Sissy-Louise can sniff out a bed being made with fresh sheets from the dryer from the other end of the house, out on the patio.
After looking at it for ninety minutes, one should feel our brand of winter sissy stuff.
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