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I'd always liked to write, but I never wanted to be a writer, because it seemed a sissy occupation. It is. To this day, I find it terribly easy. And so, rather than trying to hunt up a text, I just wrote one.
Daniel Pinkwater

Meaning of "sissy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SISSY

sissy  [ˈsɪsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SISSY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sissy can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SISSY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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 traditionally 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.

Definition of sissy in the English dictionary

The definition of sissy in the dictionary is an effeminate, weak, or cowardly boy or man. Other definition of sissy is effeminate, weak, or cowardly Also : sissified, cissified.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SISSY


abscissae
æbˈsɪsɪ
Berenice
bɛrəˈnaɪsɪ
Chrissie
ˈkrɪsɪ
cissy
ˈsɪsɪ
courtesy
ˈkɜːtɪsɪ
icy
ˈaɪsɪ
lacey
ˈleɪsɪ
lacy
ˈleɪsɪ
legitimacy
lɪˈdʒɪtɪmɪsɪ
missy
ˈmɪsɪ
Odyssey
ˈɒdɪsɪ
policy
ˈpɒlɪsɪ
pricey
ˈpraɪsɪ
prophecy
ˈprɒfɪsɪ
racy
ˈreɪsɪ
secrecy
ˈsiːkrɪsɪ
spacey
ˈspeɪsɪ
spicy
ˈspaɪsɪ
Sulawesi
ˌsuːləˈweɪsɪ
Tracy
ˈtreɪsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SISSY

siserary
siskin
Sisley
Sismondi
sissies
sissified
sissiness
Sissinghurst Castle
sissoo
sissyish
sissyness
sist
sister
sister school
sister-in-law
sisterhood
sisterless
sisterlike
sisterliness

WORDS THAT END LIKE SISSY

bossy
classy
Debussy
dressy
embassy
fussy
glassy
glossy
grassy
hissy
hussy
kissy-kissy
lossy
massy
messy
mossy
Palissy
prissy
pussy
sassy

Synonyms and antonyms of sissy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SISSY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sissy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sissy

Translation of «sissy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SISSY

Find out the translation of sissy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sissy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sissy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

娘娘腔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mariquita
570 millions of speakers

English

sissy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बहिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سيسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Сисси
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Sissy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মনিমুখো লোক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poule mouillée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penakut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Waschlappen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

弱虫
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

계집애
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sissy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đàn ông tánh giống như đàn bà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெண் தன்மை கொண்ட சிறுவன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भेकड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

korkak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

donnicciola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sissy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Сіссі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sissy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σίσσυ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sissy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sissy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sissy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SISSY»

The term «sissy» is very widely used and occupies the 17.383 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SISSY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sissy

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10 QUOTES WITH «SISSY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sissy.
1
Robert Crumb
Oh, yes. I knew I was weird by the time I was four. I knew I wasn't like other boys. I knew I was more fearful. I didn't like the rough and tumble most boys were into. I knew I was a sissy.
2
Robert Crumb
I knew I was weird by the time I was four. I knew I wasn't like other boys. I knew I was more fearful. I didn't like the rough and tumble most boys were into. I knew I was a sissy.
3
Scott Hamilton
What was really funny is that as I got older all those guys who called me a sissy in junior high school wanted me to be their best friend because they wanted to meet all the girls that I knew in figure skating.
4
Scott Hamilton
I didn't want to be the sissy figure skater, you know.
5
Nick Offerman
I think it's fascinating that I receive attention for what people perceive to be a level of manliness or machismo, when amongst my family of farmers and paramedics and regular Americans, I'm kind of the sissy in my family.
6
Danielle Panabaker
I am actually a big sissy, and growing up, I never used to watch horror movies. 'Bambi' gave me nightmares.
7
Daniel Pinkwater
I'd always liked to write, but I never wanted to be a writer, because it seemed a sissy occupation. It is. To this day, I find it terribly easy. And so, rather than trying to hunt up a text, I just wrote one.
8
Geoffrey Rush
Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically.
9
Irwin Shaw
Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy.
10
Sanford I. Weill
I was sort of a sissy as a little kid.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SISSY»

Discover the use of sissy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sissy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Oliver Button is a Sissy
His classmates' taunts don't stop Oliver Button from doing what he likes best.
‎1979
2
Office Sissy
An intern at a small Manhattan advertising agency finds himself in the most humiliating imaginable circumstances after he makes the mistake of offending one of its most popular female employees.
John Mendelsohn, Jon Edep, 2011
3
Mississippi Sissy
Mississippi Sissy is the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South.
Kevin Sessums, 2008
4
Sun Tzu Was a Sissy
Sun Tzu was a Sissy will transcend all those efforts and teach the reader how to make war, win and enjoy the plunder in the real world, where those who do not kick, gouge and grab are left behind at the table to pay the tab.
Stanley Bing, 2009
5
The "Sissy Boy Syndrome" and the Development of Homosexuality
Uses a 15-year study of two groups of boys and their parents to examine the impact of early sexual role behavior on the development of homosexuality
Richard Green, 1987
6
Sissy nation: how America became a culture of wimps & stoopits
But all is not lost. Sissy Nation offers “modest proposals” for getting back the gumption that made this culture great.
John Strausbaugh, 2008
7
Involuntary Sissy
They say Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. Our hero finds this out the hard way when a former girlfriend invites him to a party, and exposes him in front of all their work colleagues as a cross-dresser. Oh, the awful humiliation!
Anne Onimus, Hugh Briss, 2010
8
Budgie and Sissy's Adventure: Growing Up in North Missouri
Sissy looked at her mother, who was busy preparing the family's breakfast, wearing her blue-and-white flowered apron. Sissy already knew the answer, because it was raining, and this was her very first day of school; and she had been waiting ...
Jane Lowrey-Christian, 2008
9
The Sissy Duckling: with audio recording
Sissy! They all called him SISSY! Now I am the laughingstock of the whole flock.” When Mama came to tuck Elmer into bed, it took all of his courage to ask her, “ What's a sissy?” Mama sat down next to him and explained, “Sissy is a cruel way  ...
Harvey Fierstein, 2012
10
The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart
In this book Trevathan and Goff use examples from their counseling practice and time-proven principles to show how true and lasting connections with adolescents are forged. (July)
Melissa Trevathan, Sissy Goff, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SISSY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sissy is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Here's your hand, sissy:' Tennessee teen saves sister, loses hand in …
Shyloh found her hand, saying “Here sissy, here's your hand.” Chloe quickly called 911, remaining calm for her little sister, while her leg was trapped under the ... «NEWS10 ABC, Jul 15»
2
Jackman hurt by 'sissy' comment
"I won't say who, but someone I know called me a sissy and I didn't do it." He said it wasn't until he was 19 and was watching the musical 42nd Street that the ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
3
Little Mix Covers RuPaul: Watch the Group Perform 'Supermodel …
British pop girl group Little Mix covered RuPaul at a recent concert, performing a medley of the diva's "Supermodel (You Better Work)" and "Sissy That Walk. «Billboard, Jul 15»
4
Canaan Smith Says Kip Moore Is a 'Sissy': Here's Why
Canaan Smith Says Kip Moore Is a 'Sissy': Here's Why. “Kip was a sissy that day,” he recalls of Dierks Bentley's Polar Plunge. June 3, 2015 12:29 PM. «Radio.com Music and Entertainment News, Jun 15»
5
Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek Talk Binge-watching at 'Bloodline' Q&A
Sissy Spacek, who plays the matriarch of the troubled family at the show's center, described the show's building popularity as “a groundswell.” She considers the ... «Variety, May 15»
6
Sissy Spacek adjusting to intensity of work on Netflix's 'Bloodline'
Sissy Spacek remembers the kaleidoscope of emotions she felt when she earned her first lead actress Oscar nomination as the tormented telekinetic teen in ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
7
Jenna Bush Hager and daughter Mila announce 'baby sissy' on the …
the 33-year-old asked her first daughter in a too-cute video. "Baby sissy ... baby sissy ... yaaaa!" the toddler said about Mom's belly before trying to figure out how ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
8
Cross-dresser Sissy Goodwin decides to leave the Cowboy State
Sissy Goodwin, who was profiled in the Los Angeles Times in 2013 for his insistence, despite an often-macho Western ethic, to lead the life he chooses -- as a ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
9
Sissy Spacek: I made movies for a break from the kids
Sissy Spacek has said her new TV series Bloodline has reminded her how she used to go and make a film when she needed a break from being a mum. «BreakingNews.ie, Mar 15»
10
Watch This Adorable Dog Sneak Into the Hospital to Visit Her Owner
Just like Lassie, this 11-year-old pooch from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, knew something was up with her owner, Nancy Franck. So Sissy left her home and walked ... «Health.com, Feb 15»

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