sissy


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sis·sy

 (sĭs′ē)
n. pl. sis·sies
1. A person regarded as timid or cowardly.
2. Offensive A boy or man regarded as effeminate.
3. Informal Sister.

[ Diminutive of sis.]

sis′si·fied′ (-fīd′) adj.
sis′si·ness, sis′sy·ness n.
sis′sy·ish adj.

sissy

(ˈsɪsɪ) or

cissy

n, pl -sies
an effeminate, weak, or cowardly boy or man
adj
effeminate, weak, or cowardly. Also (informal or dialect): sissified or cissified

sis•sy

(ˈsɪs i)

n., pl. -sies,
adj. n.
1. an effeminate boy or man.
2. a timid or cowardly person.
3. a little girl.
adj.
4. (of a man or boy) effeminate.
5. cowardly; timid.
[1840–50, Amer.; sis + -y2]
sis′sy•ish, adj.
sis′si•ness, sis′sy•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sissy - a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertivesissy - a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
Adj.1.sissy - having unsuitable feminine qualities
unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly - not possessing qualities befitting a man

sissy

cissy
noun
1. wimp, softie (informal), weakling, baby, wet (Brit. informal), coward (informal), jessie (Scot. slang), pansy, pussy (slang, chiefly U.S.), pussycat (Brit. informal), mummy's boy, mollycoddle, namby-pamby, wuss (slang), milksop, milquetoast (U.S.), sisspot (informal) They were rough kids and thought we were sissies.
adjective
1. wimpish or wimpy (informal), wimp, soft (informal), weak, wet (Brit. informal), cowardly, feeble, unmanly, effeminate, namby-pamby, wussy (slang), sissified (informal) Far from being sissy, it takes a real man to admit he's not perfect.
Translations

sissy

[ˈsɪsɪ] N
1. (= effeminate) → marica m, mariquita m
the last one's a sissy!¡maricón el último!
2. (= coward) → gallina f

sissy

[ˈsɪsi] n
(= coward) → poule f mouillée
(= effeminate boy or man) → chochotte f

sissy

(inf)
nWaschlappen m (inf), → Memme f
adj
weibisch, verweichlicht; a sissy manein Schlappschwanz m (inf), → ein Weichei m (inf); poetry is sissy stuffGedichte sind Weiberkram (inf)
(= cowardly)feig(e)

sissy

[ˈsɪsɪ] n (fam, pej) → femminuccia
References in classic literature ?
It's father as calls me Sissy, sir,' returned the young girl in a trembling voice, and with another curtsey.
The square finger, moving here and there, lighted suddenly on Bitzer, perhaps because he chanced to sit in the same ray of sunlight which, darting in at one of the bare windows of the intensely white-washed room, irradiated Sissy.
Only a few feeble stragglers said Yes: among them Sissy Jupe.
I do want to walk a little-ways wi' Sissy, now she's going to marry our gentleman-cousin, and wear fine cloze
Is dat the gentleman-kinsman who'll make Sissy a lady?
Well, he won't find Billy Roberts a sissy by a long shot.
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IT was while she was hiding behind the school bike sheds one afternoon, skipping a French class, that Sissy Rooney struck an unlikely life-changing deal.
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