sissify

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sissy +‎ -fy

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sissify (third-person singular simple present sissifies, present participle sissifying, simple past and past participle sissified)

  1. (transitive) To make sissy; to emasculate.
    • 1929, Society for the Advancement of Education, School & society, Volume 29
      ...there does seem, from this study, basis for a not uncommon charge that American schools tend to baby and sissify the boys.
    • 1994, J. M. Bernstein, The Frankfurt School: critical assessments, Volume 6
      The trick was to find means of positioning a male consumer which did not feminize, emasculate or sissify him.

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