Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sob sister

noun

Definition of sob sister

  1. 1 :  a journalist who specializes in writing or editing sob stories or other material of a sentimental type

  2. 2 :  a sentimental and often impractical person usually engaged in good works



1912

First Known Use of sob sister

1912


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sob sister? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!