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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sob sister definition


  1. n.
    a weak woman who is prone to crying. : I had another sob sister in the office today. Went through half a box of tissues.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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