- a person easily stirred to sentiment or tender emotion.
- a person who lacks stamina or endurance.
- a person who lacks strength of character; a silly or foolish person.
Origin of softy
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Examples from the Web for softie
It made him sound like a softie, he said, a mischaracterization that he wanted to correct.A Former Ambassador to Pakistan Speaks Out
November 20, 2012
He is a kind of softie—all alive on one side of his brain, and a noodle on the other.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
After that we dropped the 'Softie,' and re-named him 'Amen-who-shied-that-boot?'Cornish Saints and Sinners
J. Henry Harris
"You know well enough that Merriwell is no softie," returned Harry, rather warmly.Frank Merriwell at Yale
Burt L. Standish
- informal a person who is sentimental, weakly foolish, or lacking in physical endurance
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Word Origin and History for softie
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