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sissy

See also: Sissy

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Etymology 1Edit

Extended form of sis, from sister (a female sibling)

NounEdit

sissy (plural sissies)

  1. (pejorative, colloquial) An effeminate boy or man.
  2. (pejorative, colloquial) A timid, unassertive or cowardly person.
  3. (BDSM) A male crossdresser who adopts feminine behaviours.
  4. (colloquial) Sister.
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AdjectiveEdit

sissy (comparative sissier, superlative sissiest)

  1. (pejorative) Effeminate.
    • 2000, Jeffery Deaver, Manhattan Is My Beat (revised edition), Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-58176-7, page 173:
      [] she’d decided the wrapping paper was too feminine. It had a viney pattern that wasn’t anything sissier than you’d see in the old Arabian Nights illustrations. But Richard might think they were flowers.
  2. (pejorative) Cowardly.

Etymology 2Edit

Likely onomatopoetic, perhaps related to French pipi (urine). Compare piss; wee-wee.

NounEdit

sissy (uncountable)

  1. (childish, colloquial) Urination; urine.
    • 1997, Clark Moustakas, Relationship Play Therapy, ISBN 9781461630449, page 160:
      She has to make. She has to make sissy.

VerbEdit

sissy (third-person singular simple present sissies, present participle sissying, simple past and past participle sissied)

  1. (childish, colloquial) To urinate.
    • 1979, Rhea Kohan, Save Me a Seat, ISBN 9780060124281, page 25:
      Joan recognized her as the girl whose son had sissied on her pants. She was still dabbing at her pantleg with a damp paper towel.