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SISSY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sissy mean? 

SISSY (noun)
  The noun SISSY has 1 sense:

1. a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

  Familiarity information: SISSY used as a noun is very rare.


SISSY (adjective)
  The adjective SISSY has 1 sense:

1. having unsuitable feminine qualities

  Familiarity information: SISSY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SISSY (noun)


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Meaning:

A timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

milksop; Milquetoast; pantywaist; sissy; pansy

Hypernyms ("sissy" is a kind of...):

coward (a person who shows fear or timidity)


SISSY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having unsuitable feminine qualities

Synonyms:

sissy; sissified; emasculate; effeminate; cissy; sissyish; epicene

Similar:

unmanful; unmanlike; unmanly (not possessing qualities befitting a man)


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