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softy

[sawf-tee, sof-] /ˈsɔf ti, ˈsɒf-/
noun, plural softies. Informal.
1.
a person easily stirred to sentiment or tender emotion.
2.
a person who lacks stamina or endurance.
3.
a person who lacks strength of character; a silly or foolish person.
Also, softie.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; soft + -y2
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Examples from the web for softy
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for softy

softie

/ˈsɒftɪ/
noun (pl) softies
1.
(informal) a person who is sentimental, weakly foolish, or lacking in physical endurance
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Word Origin and History for softy
n.

also softie, 1863, "silly person," from soft (adj.) + -y (3). Meaning "soft-hearted person" is from 1886; that of "weak, unmanly or effeminate man" is from 1895. The Mister Softee soft ice-cream operation began in Philadelphia, U.S., in 1956.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for softy

softie

noun

A person who is amiably and quickly compliant; someone easy to cajole and victimize: You are a patsy, a quick push, a big softie (1886+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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softy in Technology


(IBM) Hardware hackers' term for a software expert who is largely ignorant of the mysteries of hardware.
(1995-01-11)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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