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
Origin and Etymology of sissy
First Known Use: 1879
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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