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: sister
usually used in direct address


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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.


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noun suffix

plural -ses
: process : action

Examples of sis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
First On Noah's birthday in 2021, Cyrus paid tribute to her little sis with a heartfelt Instagram post. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 4 Feb. 2024 Clearly, the rock n' roll genes run in the family: Pearl's little sis Andy, born in 2015, was pictured sticking her tongue out for a photo, just like her famous papa. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 3 Dec. 2023 Following a tense couple of years, Jamie Lynn is opening up about her current relationship with superstar big sis Britney Spears on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 27 Nov. 2023 Like her big sis McKenna and her mom, Emma pursued gymnastics and went on to compete at a high level. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023 Thursday was certainly not Jenner's first show in Paris this week, as the Kardashians star was joined by her little sis in the French capital on Tuesday for a dinner outing in monochrome looks. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2023 Her older sis Sadie costars as her older sis, while Adam plays their dad and Jackie portrays the mom of Sunny's best friend. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 3 Sep. 2023 Yup, little sis Sunny has appeared in a ton of her dad’s movies, including Grown Ups, Blended, and Murder Mystery, IMDB says. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 28 Aug. 2023 Thanks to a nonstick ceramic coating, your sis can use it to fry eggs, steam veggies, sear steaks, sauté noodles, and beyond. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun suffix

Latin, from Greek, feminine suffix of action

First Known Use


1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sis was in 1596

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“Sis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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