It made him sound like a softie, he said, a mischaracterization that he wanted to correct.
He is a kind of softie—all alive on one side of his brain, and a noodle on the other.
After that we dropped the 'softie,' and re-named him 'Amen-who-shied-that-boot?'
"You know well enough that Merriwell is no softie," returned Harry, rather warmly.
A person who is amiably and quickly compliant; someone easy to cajole and victimize: You are a patsy, a quick push, a big softie (1886+)