sob sister

noun

1
: a journalist who specializes in writing or editing sob stories or other material of a sentimental type
2
: a sentimental and often impractical person usually engaged in good works

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sob sister was in 1912

Dictionary Entries Near sob sister

Cite this Entry

“Sob sister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sob%20sister. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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