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sis

1

[ sis ]

noun

, Informal.


-sis

2
  1. 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.

sis

1

/ sɪs /

noun

  1. See sister
    informal.
    short for sister


sis

2

/ sɪs; siːs /

interjection

  1. informal.
    an exclamation of disgust

SIS

3

abbreviation for

  1. Also calledMI6 (in Britain) Secret Intelligence Service
  2. (in New Zealand) Security Intelligence Service

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sis1

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

Origin of sis2

From Greek

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sis1

Afrikaans, possibly from Khoi

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Example Sentences

According to big sis Kate, she can—if she leaves school behind.

The Brothers Rodham, you may recall, have their own distinguished history of causing headaches for Big Sis.

Put another way, having penetrated the SIS, he was then able to penetrate the CIA.

Sis Wolf, han' Sis Rabbit dat rickin'-cheer dar, 'kaze 't aint no one step fum her house ter mine.'

He lugged in his arms, sis, a stove and a bed, And balanced a bureau right square on his head.

I say, Dink, they both wanted to be remembered to you, and here's a note from Sis.

"She didn't drag me out, Sis; it was I who suggested it," interposed Horace.

Agamogenesis, a-gam-o-jen′e-sis, n. reproduction without sex, found among lower animals and in plants.

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