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sob story

noun

Simple Definition of sob story

  • : a sad story about yourself that you tell in order to make people feel sorry for you

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sob story

  1. :  a sentimental story or account intended chiefly to evoke sympathy or sadness

Examples of sob story in a sentence

  1. She told a sob story about how she had to starve herself to pay for the rent.

  2. I don't want to hear any of your sob stories.



1913

First Known Use of sob story

1913


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