- a female given name, form of Cecilia.
- Eleanor MedillCissy, 1884–1948, U.S. newspaper editor and publisher.
- Floyd,1935–2006, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1956–59, 1960–62.
- Frederick Douglass,1901–1988, U.S. educator; founder of United Negro College Fund.
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Examples from the Web for cissy
Later, through watching interviews, Cissy learned that this was also the time that Whitney began experimenting with drugs.
“I had a bad feeling about that child from the first time I saw her,” writes Cissy.
After that, Cissy got a court injunction to take Whitney to rehab by force.
And no, Cissy has no idea whether Robyn and Whitney had a romantic relationship.
Although Cissy Houston enjoyed a solid career as a backup and gospel singer, Whitney was the one and only star of the family.Whitney’s Shadow Hangs Over Painful, Intrusive ‘Houstons’ Reality Show
October 24, 2012
Cissy sent her a look, a signal, and rose; she stood by the doorway.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Cissy was in love with Clifford, but Clifford was in love with her mother.Bird of Paradise
"For my fan," said Cissy with a timid truthfulness of accent.
"Maybe they overlooked it in the darkness and the storm," said Cissy simply.
"Yes," said Cissy, meeting his gaze with brown, truthful eyes.
- a variant spelling of sissy
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Word Origin and History for cissy
chiefly British English variant of sissy (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper