sissy (also cissy) informal NOUN (pl. sissies) a person regarded as feeble or effeminate.
ADJECTIVE (sissier, sissiest) feeble or effeminate.
DERIVATIVES sissified adjective.
ORIGIN from SIS(Cf. ↑sis).

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  • sissified — ☆ sissified [sis′ə fīd΄ ] adj. Informal SISSY …   English World dictionary

  • sissified — [“sisifaid] mod. effeminate; sissy style. □ Don’t act so sissified. □ I’m not comfortable in a sissified place like that …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sissified — adjective Date: circa 1903 of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a sissy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sissified — /sis euh fuyd /, adj. sissy. [1900 05; SISSY + FY + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • sissified — adjective Made like a sissy. Effete …   Wiktionary

  • sissified — Synonyms and related words: afraid, breakable, brittle, cheap jack, chicken, chickenhearted, cobwebby, coward, cowardly, cowed, crumbly, dainty, daunted, delicate, delicately weak, dismayed, effeminate, epicene, fainthearted, fearful, flimsy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sissified — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having qualities more appropriate to women than to men: effeminate, epicene, feminine, sissyish, unmanly, womanish. See GENDER …   English dictionary for students

  • sissified — adj. (Informal) effeminate, sissy, lacking stereotypically masculine qualities (derogatory) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sissified — sis·si·fied …   English syllables

  • sissified — sis•si•fied [[t]ˈsɪs əˌfaɪd[/t]] adj. sissy • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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