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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 ?
I had not been called "Sissy" Van Weyden all my days without reason, and that "Sissy" Van Weyden should be capable of doing this thing was a revelation to Humphrey Van Weyden, who knew not whether to be exultant or ashamed.
Well, he won't find Billy Roberts a sissy by a long shot."
'Sissy Jupe, sir,' explained number twenty, blushing, standing up, and curtseying.
'It's father as calls me Sissy, sir,' returned the young girl in a trembling voice, and with another curtsey.
(Sissy Jupe thrown into the greatest alarm by this demand.)
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. For, the boys and girls sat on the face of the inclined plane in two compact bodies, divided up the centre by a narrow interval; and Sissy, being at the corner of a row on the sunny side, came in for the beginning of a sunbeam, of which Bitzer, being at the corner of a row on the other side, a few rows in advance, caught the end.
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?" asked the youngest child.
Sophie Dillon has applied to turn the former Sissy Blu women's clothing store in Beatrice Street, Oswestry into an eatery open until 11pm Monday to Saturday.
In Lowery's picture, he discharges that star wattage one final time in swoonsome exchanges with fellow Oscar winner Sissy Spacey.
After his motherMary "Sissy" Smith's funeral, son Joe has praised Hanworth locals for "welcoming" the hundredswho attended on Wednesday (April 11).