sob sister

noun

Definition of sob sister

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

First Known Use of sob sister

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sob sister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sob%20sister. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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