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sissy

[ sis-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF sissy

Synonyms for sissy

  • baby
  • chicken
  • coward
  • crybaby
  • cuckold
  • daisy
  • jellyfish
  • milksop
  • namby-pamby
  • pansy
  • pantywaist
  • pushover
  • wimp
  • wuss
  • cream puff
  • momma's boy
  • yellow belly
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They all crowd round Sissy, take off her bonnet, kiss and hug her.

"Mine won't be like that: mine will be very short," Sissy said.

I should like it best if I could just write 'Sissy' and nothing else, as I do at the end of my letters.

If this place is good enough for me, I reckon it's good enough for a blasted Sissy of your description!

"Take off your curls and come on in, Sissy," shouted one of the swimmers.

"Like the people who hunted for the Earthly Paradise," said Sissy hurriedly.

Mrs. Middleton sat by Sissy's bedside in the clear evening light.

They had parted a year ago, and she had believed that Sissy was cured of her liking for him.

Sissy's brows contracted for a moment: she was calculating the time.

Sissy waiting for him at Ashendale, and no money to pay for a railway-ticket!

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 SISSY

babyish

adjectiveacting like an infant
  • baby
  • childish
  • foolish
  • immature
  • infantile
  • juvenile
  • kid stuff
  • puerile
  • silly
  • sissy
  • sissyish
  • spoiled

frightened

adjectivevery scared
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