sis

noun
\ ˈsis \

Definition of sis

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: sister usually used in direct address

Definition of SIS (Entry 2 of 3)

Secret Intelligence Service

Note: The Secret Intelligence Service is a British government agency that is responsible for the collection and analysis of information about foreign countries or groups.

plural -ses

Definition of -sis (Entry 3 of 3)

: process : action peristalsis

Examples of sis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Kendall's little sis has also been known to rock her own collection of their iconic trucker hats on Instagram in the past. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Wears a Von Dutch Trucker Hat to Drake's Birthday Party," 24 Oct. 2018 This isn't the 3-year-old princess' only protective big-sis moment from the christening, which took place last Monday. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Did You Catch This Cute Princess Charlotte Moment in Prince Louis' Christening Photo?," 16 July 2018 Last Fourth of July, big sis Khloé Kardashian posted a video to her Instagram stories, where Jenner and Simmons were in the background and getting cozy at a poolside get-together. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons Flirt on Instagram and It's Not Subtle," 11 Jan. 2019 Seeing as though Drake and Duke both have a sister a year younger than them, a little sis for Crew really would round out the fam. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Chip And Joanna Gaines Reveal A Sixth Baby Is Definitely A Possibility," 31 Oct. 2018 Gigi's little sis Bella seemed to apply the same styling trick to her own outfit, wearing her dress off one shoulder as well. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid Have Mastered the Off-the-Shoulder Look," 5 Sep. 2018 And that particular ensemble was reminiscent of the sparkly mini dress big sis Kendall wore to her 21st birthday bash two years ago, which cost a cool $9,000 and was made totally out of silver Swarovski crystals. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Jordyn Woods Wore Kylie Jenner’s One-Piece Biker Outfit," 8 Oct. 2018 Today, however, Princess Beatrice traded in extravagance for something slightly more demure, so the attention would be all on her lil sis. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Princess Beatrice Wore a Ralph & Russo Dress to Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 Omg kim you’re beautiful sis but did the same guy who did Selena’s makeup for the MET gala do your makeup? Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Kim Kardashian's Spray Tan Gets Compared to Selena Gomez at the 2018 Met Gala," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of sis

Noun

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sis

Noun suffix

Latin, from Greek, feminine suffix of action

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