Definition of sissy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English also cissy) noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɪsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪsi//
(pl. sissies, (British English also)cissies) (informal, disapproving) Fear
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a boy that other men or boys laugh at because they think he is weak or frightened, or only interested in the sort of things girls like synonym wimp The other boys kept calling him a sissy and a wimp. See related entries: Fear Word Originmid 19th cent. (in the sense ‘sister’): from sis + -y.

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