Definition of sissy
: an effeminate man or boy; also : a timid or cowardly person
Examples of sissy in a Sentence
The other kids laughed at him and called him a sissy because he didn't like sports.
the candidate touts his wartime service as evidence that he is not a sissy
Recent Examples of sissy from the Web
Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies There are no big surprises in Jessica Sherr's 60-minute solo, no novel insights.
Giving birth isn’t for sissies, after all—and some mothers go to extremes raising their offspring.
The photo credit (WIRED 1.6, page 105) for an image of a senior citizen should have read: from Growing Old is Not for Sissies.
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Origin and Etymology of sissy
First Known Use: 1879See Words from the same year
SISSY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of sissy for Students
: a fearful or cowardly person
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