sissy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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sissynoun [C]

(also cissy) uk   us   /ˈsɪs.i/ informal disapproving
a ​boy who other ​boysdislike and ​laugh at because they ​think he is ​weak or ​interested in ​activitiesgirls usually like, or a ​person who is ​weak and cowardly (= not ​brave): Kevin is such a sissy. [as form of address] Can't you ​climb that ​tree, you ​big sissy?
sissy
adjective uk   us  
(Definition of sissy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sissynoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɪs·i/ infml
a ​boy who ​seems to be ​easilyfrightened and not ​brave, or who is not ​interested in things ​boys usually like: Dancing was for sissies when I was a ​kid.
(Definition of sissy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sissy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 女人气的男子, 胆小鬼, 懦弱的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女人氣的男子, 膽小鬼, 懦弱的人…
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