Definitions

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  • adj. having unsuitable feminine qualities

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Bella knew some little girls in the house, but in a ceremonious way; Tom had formed no friendships among the boys at school such as he had left in Boston; as nearly as he could explain, the New York fellows carried canes at an age when they would have had them broken for them by the other boys at Boston; and they were both sissyish and fast.

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  • York fellows carried canes at an age when they would have had them broken for them by the other boys at Boston; and they were both sissyish and fast.

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  • But at least two of the other portraits seem positively sissyish.

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  • Because one look at how the man plays the game is sufficient to destroy that old myth that gay men are uniformly effeminate, sissyish and, above all, instantly recognisable.

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  • Edith B, I just checked a dictionary and found three derivative words listed below "sissy": the noun sissiness and the adjectives sissified and sissyish.

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  • 60A: Far from macho (sissyish) - your made-up word of the day.

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