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/ sɪs /
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noun Informal.

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Origin of sis

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

Definition for sis (2 of 2)

-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 (1 of 3)

sis1
/ (sɪs) /

noun

informal short for sister

British Dictionary definitions for sis (2 of 3)

sis2

sies

/ (sɪs, siːs) /

interjection

Southern African informal an exclamation of disgust

Word Origin for sis

Afrikaans, possibly from Khoi

British Dictionary definitions for sis (3 of 3)

SIS

abbreviation for

Also called: MI6 (in Britain) Secret Intelligence Service
(in New Zealand) Security Intelligence Service
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