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Definitions for sissy
ˈsɪs isis·sy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sissy, pantywaist, pansy, milksop, Milquetoast(adj)

    a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

  2. effeminate, emasculate, epicene, cissy, sissified, sissyish, sissy(adj)

    having unsuitable feminine qualities


  1. sissy(Noun)

    An effeminate boy or man.

  2. sissy(Noun)

    A timid, unassertive or cowardly person.

  3. sissy(Noun)

    A male crossdresser who adopts feminine behaviours.

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  5. sissy(Noun)


  6. sissy(Adjective)


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  8. Sissy(ProperNoun)


  9. Origin: Extended form of sis, from sister


  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

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