sob sister

sob sister

noun
1.
a journalist who writes human-interest stories with sentimental pathos.
2.
a persistently sentimental do-gooder.

Origin:
1910–15

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sob sister
 
n
a journalist, esp a woman, on a newspaper or magazine who writes articles of sentimental appeal

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