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sob sister

a journalist who writes human-interest stories with sentimental pathos.
a persistently sentimental do-gooder.
Origin of sob sister
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One sob sister had declared Callista was a woman, with human needs, feelings, a tragic childhood.

  • The body of the article Hazel read in what a sob sister would describe as a state of mingled emotions.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for sob sister

sob sister

a journalist, esp a woman, on a newspaper or magazine who writes articles of sentimental appeal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for sob sister

sob sister

noun phrase

A woman news reporter or writer who specializes in sentimental or human-interest material (1912+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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