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softy

noun \ˈsȯf-tē\

Definition of softy

plural

softies

  1. 1 :  a weak or foolish person

  2. 2 :  a softhearted or sentimental person



Examples of softy in a sentence

  1. <a softy who usually needs someone else's strong hands to open bottles and jars>



Variants of softy

or

softie

play \ˈsȯf-tē\

Origin and Etymology of softy

1soft


First Known Use: 1863

Rhymes with softy


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