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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SISSINESS

It was fun for them, besides they felt it would be a service to knock out some of the Boston "sissiness."

WORD ORIGIN

1846, "sister," extended form of sis (q.v.). Meaning "effeminate man" is recorded from 1887; the adjective in this sense is from 1891. Related: Sissiness. Sissy bar is recorded from 1969.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SISSINESS

effeminacy

nouneffeminateness
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