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He is a kind of softie—all alive on one side of his brain, and a noodle on the other.

After that we dropped the 'Softie,' and re-named him 'Amen-who-shied-that-boot?'

"You know well enough that Merriwell is no softie," returned Harry, rather warmly.

WORD ORIGIN

also softie, 1863, "silly person," from soft (adj.) + -y (3). Meaning "soft-hearted person" is from 1886; that of "weak, unmanly or effeminate man" is from 1895. The Mister Softee soft ice-cream operation began in Philadelphia, U.S., in 1956.

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