sis

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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

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British Dictionary definitions for sises

SIS

abbreviation for

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

sis

1

noun

informal short for sister

sis

2

sies

interjection

Southern African informal an exclamation of disgust

Word Origin for sis

Afrikaans, possibly from Khoi

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Word Origin and History for sises

sis

n.

1650s, abbreviated form of sister; in American English, applied generally to girls and young women (1859). It also was the familiar short form of Cecilie, Cicely, a common name for girls in the Middle English period.

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