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- n. Variant of softy.
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- n. Alternative form of softy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Bee softy.
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- n. a person who is weak and excessively sentimental
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I think I saw myself as a 'softie' -- I wasn't a street-tough kid ...
It is rather pathetic, though, that before mention of his genius and hard work, it was felt to be very important to note that he wasn't a "meanie," he was a "softie" -- "He hugged his children, bathed them when they were babies, and let them jump on the sofa, even though it was against the rules."
Justice secretary described as a 'softie' by tabloids over plans to simplify guidelines on sentences for murderers
However, his resistance to nuking the terrorists got him branded him as 'softie' during the presidential primaries.
In 1988, Brown, a former Bob Dole staffer, had grievously wounded Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis with the infamous Willie Horton commercial, which (unfairly) portrayed Dukakis as the kind of softie liberal who would set murderers free so they could kill again.
It was especially hard for me as I started in ER & was told I was a "softie" and that I needed to get over the "newness" of it all et to toughen up my skin some more.
I had to get into some fights to prove I wasn't a "softie" I wrote about it a bit here
He became "a creature of God" and was surrounded with something of the care and reverence with which the principal "softie" in the village was regarded.
He is a kind of softie -- all alive on one side of his brain, and a noodle on the other.
"Don't mind Alfy, ma'am; she always did have to be the middle of things," begged the lad, overcoming his own shyness rather than have that beautiful lady think he was a "softie" who liked kissing girls.