- 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 softy
The heap of money made a deep impression in the softy downy bed.The Fat and the Thin
He was rich and kind, or rather as she told me "he was a softy."Women's Wild Oats
C. Gasquoine Hartley
The man who saw things neither was a softy, and no proper citizen.The Patrician
“Not so sure of that, if Softy had charge of them,” said Tom.Paddy Finn
W. H. G. Kingston
"It's not us as 'ud make a softy of him," she said indignantly.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
Word Origin and History for softy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper