or softie noun (plural softies) Etymology: 1soft Date: 1863 1. a weak or foolish person 2. a softhearted or sentimental person

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  • softy — [sôf′tē, säf′tē] n. pl. softies Informal 1. a person who is overly sentimental or trusting 2. a person who lacks physical stamina or vigor …   English World dictionary

  • softy — /sawf tee, sof /, n., pl. softies. Informal. 1. a person easily stirred to sentiment or tender emotion. 2. a person who lacks stamina or endurance. 3. a person who lacks strength of character; a silly or foolish person. Also, softie. [1860 65;… …   Universalium

  • softy — noun a) A weak or sentimental person. b) Somebody who finds it difficult to scold or punish …   Wiktionary

  • softy — Synonyms and related words: Milquetoast, baby, big baby, chicken, crybaby, doormat, dull tool, gutless wonder, invertebrate, jellyfish, lightweight, meek soul, milksop, mollycoddle, namby pamby, nebbish, nonentity, pansy, pantywaist, pushover,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • softy — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n., informal, weakling, wimp (see weakness) …   English dictionary for students

  • softy — soft|y [ˈsɔfti US ˈso:f ] n plural softies another spelling of ↑softie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • softy — soft|y [ sɔfti ] another spelling of softie …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • softy — сл. клинический программер (ас программирования, совершенно не разбирающийся в аппаратуре) …   Hacker's dictionary

  • softy — [[t]sɒ̱fti, AM sɔ͟ːfti[/t]] see softie …   English dictionary

  • softy — soft·y || sÉ”ftɪ / sÉ’ft n. foolish or stupid person; softhearted person; weakling (also softie) …   English contemporary dictionary

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