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

  • noun A journalist, especially a woman, employed as a writer or an editor of sob stories.
  • noun A sentimental, ineffective person who seeks to do good.

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  • noun A journalist who writes mainly sentimental articles or has an advice column.

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  • noun a journalist who specializes in sentimental stories


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  • 'In his pocket was a clipping, the work of a sob sister thirty years ago.'

    - Nightmare Alley, William Lindsay Gresham

    June 30, 2012