sissy

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Etymology[edit]

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

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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.
  5. (childish, colloquial) Urination.

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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.