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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
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