Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person regarded as timid or cowardly.
  • noun Offensive A boy or man regarded as effeminate.
  • noun Informal Sister.

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  • noun pejorative, colloquial An effeminate boy or man.
  • noun pejorative, colloquial A timid, unassertive or cowardly person.
  • noun BDSM A male crossdresser who adopts feminine behaviours.
  • noun colloquial Sister.
  • noun childish, colloquial Urination.
  • adjective pejorative Effeminate.
  • adjective pejorative Cowardly.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ Diminutive of sis.]

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

Examples

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  • a sissy walks into a bar to grab on??????

    November 1, 2008

  • (n): The eldest female child of a family.

    (synonym): Sister

    February 15, 2009

  • I've been watching a lot of "Dead Like Me" this week. In the first season there are at least two times when the charcter Rube (played by Mandy Patinkin) says he has to make a "sissy."

    December 13, 2012

  • So what's the sense? pee?

    December 14, 2012