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ˈsɪs isis·sy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sissy, pantywaist, pansy, milksop, Milquetoastadjective

    a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

  2. effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissyadjective

    having unsuitable feminine qualities


  1. sissynoun

    An effeminate boy or man.

    Etymology: Extended form of sis, from sister

  2. sissynoun

    A timid, unassertive or cowardly person.

    Etymology: Extended form of sis, from sister

  3. sissynoun

    A male crossdresser who adopts feminine behaviours.

    Etymology: Extended form of sis, from sister

  4. sissynoun


    Etymology: Extended form of sis, from sister

  5. sissynoun


    Etymology: Extended form of sis, from sister

  6. sissyadjective


    Etymology: Extended form of sis, from sister

  7. sissyadjective


    Etymology: Extended form of sis, from sister

  8. Sissynoun

    A diminutive of the female given name Cecilia.

    ‘Sissy is not a name,’ said Mr. Gradgrind. ‘Don’t call yourself Sissy. Call yourself Cecilia.’ ‘It’s father as calls me Sissy, sir,’ returned the young girl in a trembling voice, and with another curtsey.


  1. Sissy

    Sissy is a pejorative term for a boy or man who violates or does not meet the standard male gender role. Generally, sissy implies a lack of courage, strength, coordination, testosterone, male libido, and stoicism, which have traditionally been important to the male role. A man might also be considered a sissy for being interested in traditional feminine hobbies or employment, displaying effeminate behavior, being unathletic, or being homosexual. Sissy is, approximately, the male converse of tomboy, but has none of the latter's positive connotations. Even amongst gay men, behavior thought of as sissy or camp produces mixed reactions. Some men reclaim the term for themselves. The term sissyphobia denotes a negative cultural reaction against "sissy boys" thought prevalent in 1974. Sissyphobia has more recently been used in some queer studies; other authors in this latter area have proposed effeminiphobia as an alternative term.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sissy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sissy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sissy in a Sentence

  1. Tony Zhou:

    David Peng, manager of Ningbo Buy Best International Trading Co. in Ningbo, south of Shanghai, said. The companys dozen or so suppliers in Hubei, near the center of the outbreak, have been ordered to prioritize government orders. Apart from shortages of workers, manufacturers say they are struggling to get enough raw materials to make the masks. SISSY GOFF : CORONAVIRUS ANXIETY - HERES HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE OUTBREAK At present, we only receive inquiries from abroad and are trying to negotiate with overseas customers to see whether it is possible to deliver a few months later.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    • A. hodgepodge
    • B. nitrile
    • C. helm
    • D. contempt

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