sis

[sis]

Origin of sis

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

abbreviation for
  1. Also called: MI6 (in Britain) Secret Intelligence Service
  2. (in New Zealand) Security Intelligence Service

sis

1
noun
  1. informal short for sister

sis

2

sies

interjection
  1. 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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