sob sister

sob sister
noun Date: 1912 1. a journalist who specializes in writing or editing sob stories or other material of a sentimental type 2. a sentimental and often impractical person usually engaged in good works

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sob sister — ☆ sob sister n. [Old Slang] a journalist, esp. a woman, who writes sentimental human interest stories …   English World dictionary

  • sob sister — n. a weak woman who is prone to crying. □ Mary is a sob sister. She wears you out fast. □ I had another sob sister in the office today. Went through half a box of tissues …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sob sister — sob′ sis ter n. 1) jou a journalist who writes sentimental human interest stories 2) a persistently sentimental do gooder • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • sob-sister — /ˈsɒb sɪstə/ (say sob sistuh) noun 1. a woman journalist who writes a newspaper or magazine feature in a sentimental style. 2. a person who plays on one s emotions …   Australian English dictionary

  • sob sister — 1. a journalist who writes human interest stories with sentimental pathos. 2. a persistently sentimental do gooder. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • sob sister — noun A journalist who writes mainly sentimental articles or has an advice column. Syn: agony aunt …   Wiktionary

  • sob sister — Synonyms and related words: city editor, columnist, copy chief, copy editor, copyman, copyreader, correspondent, cub reporter, diaskeuast, editor, editorial writer, feature editor, foreign correspondent, gazetteer, interviewer, journalist, leader …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sob sister —  Woman journalist responsible for articles dealing with women s problems (usu. through correspondence columns in newspaper or magazine) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • sob sister — noun a journalist who specializes in sentimental stories • Hypernyms: ↑journalist …   Useful english dictionary

  • sob — (v.) c.1200, probably of imitative origin, related to O.E. seofian to lament, O.H.G. sufan to draw breath, W.Fris. sobje to suck. Related: Sobbed; sobbing. The noun is attested from late 14c. Sob story is from 1913. Sob sister female journalist… …   Etymology dictionary

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