sissy

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Etymology 1[edit]

Extended form of sis, from sister (a female sibling)

Noun[edit]

sissy (plural sissies)

  1. (pejorative, colloquial) An effeminate boy or man.
  2. (pejorative, colloquial) A timid, unassertive or cowardly person.
  3. (BDSM) A male crossdresser who adopts feminine behaviours.
  4. (colloquial) Sister.
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Adjective[edit]

sissy (comparative sissier, superlative sissiest)

  1. (pejorative) Effeminate.
    • 2000, Jeffery Deaver, Manhattan Is My Beat (revised edition), Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-58176-7, page 173:
      [] she’d decided the wrapping paper was too feminine. It had a viney pattern that wasn’t anything sissier than you’d see in the old Arabian Nights illustrations. But Richard might think they were flowers.
  2. (pejorative) Cowardly.

Etymology 2[edit]

Likely onomatopoetic, perhaps related to French pipi (urine). Compare piss; wee-wee.

Noun[edit]

sissy (uncountable)

  1. (childish, colloquial) Urination; urine.
    • 1997, Clark Moustakas, Relationship Play Therapy, ISBN 9781461630449, page 160:
      She has to make. She has to make sissy.

Verb[edit]

sissy (third-person singular simple present sissies, present participle sissying, simple past and past participle sissied)

  1. (childish, colloquial) To urinate.
    • 1979, Rhea Kohan, Save Me a Seat, ISBN 9780060124281, page 25:
      Joan recognized her as the girl whose son had sissied on her pants. She was still dabbing at her pantleg with a damp paper towel.