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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The first known use of sob sister was in 1912

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