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sob sister

n.
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.

sob sister

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a journalist, esp a woman, on a newspaper or magazine who writes articles of sentimental appeal

sob′ sis`ter


n.
1. a journalist who writes sentimental human-interest stories.
2. a persistently sentimental do-gooder.
[1910–15]
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Noun1.sob sister - a journalist who specializes in sentimental stories
journalist - a writer for newspapers and magazines
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The sob sisters (male and female) of the day treated the departure of this 90-year-old as though they were describing the demise of a demigod.
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The sob sisters in the media could learn a lot from the Kennedys.