[sawf-tee, sof-]
noun, plural softies. Informal.
a person easily stirred to sentiment or tender emotion.
a person who lacks stamina or endurance.
a person who lacks strength of character; a silly or foolish person.
Also, softie.

1860–65; soft + -y2 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
softie or softy (ˈsɒftɪ)
n , pl softies
informal a person who is sentimental, weakly foolish, or lacking in physical endurance
softy or softy

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Computing Dictionary

softy definition

(IBM) Hardware hackers' term for a software expert who is largely ignorant of the mysteries of hardware.

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Example sentences
She says to press softy at first, and then more firmly, holding for three to five minutes.
There is a tough guy who is really a softy, some rambunctious kids and physical drills.
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