sis

[ sis ]
/ sɪs /

noun Informal.

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Origin of sis

1825–35, Americanism; shortened form; compare Dutch zus for zuster sister
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British Dictionary definitions for sises (1 of 3)

SIS

abbreviation for

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

British Dictionary definitions for sises (2 of 3)

sis1
/ (sɪs) /

noun

informal short for sister

British Dictionary definitions for sises (3 of 3)

sis2

sies

/ (sɪs, siːs) /

interjection

Southern African informal an exclamation of disgust

Word Origin for sis

Afrikaans, possibly from Khoi
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