see also: Sissy
Pronunciation Noun

sissy (plural sissies)

  1. (pejorative, colloquial) An effeminate boy or man.
  2. (pejorative, colloquial) A timid, unassertive or cowardly person.
    • 1963, Robert Smith, Pro Football: The History of the Game and the Great Players (page 144)
      This was all part of football and if any man was such a sissy he could not stand it, then he had better seek the sidelines.
  3. (BDSM) A male crossdresser who adopts feminine behaviours.
    • , Paul Zante, Sissy Dreams: Motel Sissy (page 4)
      I realised I still held my normal male clothes and dropped them to the floor under the desk, out of the way. […] Would it hurt? Yes, I knew it would from watching videos of sissies being spanked by their dominant mistresses.
  4. (colloquial) Sister.
    • 2008, Rita T. Kohn, ‎William Lynwood Montell, Always a People: Oral Histories of Contemporary Woodland Indians
      Her seven-year-old brother Justin sat on my lap beside her casket. I explained to him why we were staying with his sissy. He wouldn't leave; he stayed, too. He kissed her, touched her hand, told her he would miss her.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • non-sissy
  • unsissy
Translations Translations Adjective

sissy (comparative sissier, superlative sissiest)

  1. (pejorative) effeminate#English|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#English|Cowardly.

sissy (uncountable)

  1. (childish, colloquial) Urination; urine.


  1. (childish, colloquial) To urinate.

Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
    • 1854 Charles Dickens, Hard Times, Book I, Chapter II:
      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.

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