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1. A journalist, especially a woman, employed as a writer or an editor of sob stories.
2. A sentimental, ineffective person who seeks to do good.
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(Journalism & Publishing) a journalist, esp a woman, on a newspaper or magazine who writes articles of sentimental appeal
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a journalist who writes sentimental human-interest stories.
2. a persistently sentimental do-gooder.
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