Definition of softy
1 : a weak or foolish person
2 : a softhearted or sentimental person
Examples of softy in a Sentence
a softy who usually needs someone else's strong hands to open bottles and jars
Recent Examples of softy from the Web
And many considered Marion, not Marine, to be the true future of the far-right, even though Marine was far from a softy.
There, in their cramped apartment, mother and daughter coax out Michelle’s inner softy, who, unsurprisingly, is nowhere near as fun as her outer meanie.
Jim Clark, inventor of the PocketWizard remote controls for flashguns, is a softy and a geek.
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Origin and Etymology of softy
First Known Use: 1863See Words from the same year
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