sis

[sis]

noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. sirrah,
  2. sirree,
  3. sirup,
  4. sirupy,
  5. sirvente,
  6. sis-boom-bah,
  7. sisal,
  8. sisal hemp,
  9. siscowet,
  10. sisera

Origin of sis

1825–35, Americanism; shortened form; compare Dutch zus for zuster sister

-sis

a suffix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it was used to form from verbs abstract nouns of action, process, state, condition, etc.: thesis; aphesis.

Origin of -sis

From Greek

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British Dictionary definitions for sis

sis

1

noun

informal short for sister

interjection

Southern African informal an exclamation of disgust

Word Origin for sis

Afrikaans, possibly from Khoi

SIS

abbreviation for

Also called: MI6 (in Britain) Secret Intelligence Service
(in New Zealand) Security Intelligence Service
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Word Origin and History for sis
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