sissy

noun sis·sy \ ˈsi-sē \

Definition of sissy

plural sissies
: an effeminate man or boy; also : a timid or cowardly person

sissy

adjective

Examples of sissy in a Sentence

  1. The other kids laughed at him and called him a sissy because he didn't like sports.

  2. the candidate touts his wartime service as evidence that he is not a sissy

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Origin and Etymology of sissy

sis


SISSY Defined for English Language Learners

sissy

noun

Definition of sissy for English Language Learners

  • : a boy who is weak or who likes things that girls usually like

  • : a person who is weak and fearful


SISSY Defined for Kids

sissy

noun sis·sy \ ˈsi-sē \

Definition of sissy for Students

plural sissies
: a fearful or cowardly person


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