a journalist who writes human-interest stories with sentimental pathos.
a persistently sentimental do-gooder.
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How to use sob sister in a sentence
The body of the article Hazel read in what a sob sister would describe as a state of mingled emotions.North of Fifty-Three | Bertrand W. Sinclair
I have in mind some wonderful "sob-sister" stuff that was used in the last Canadian election.The Affable Stranger | Peter McArthur
One sob sister had declared Callista was a woman, with human needs, feelings, a tragic childhood.The Trial of Callista Blake | Edgar Pangborn
Shall I write a story of Mame on the sob-sister order to bring the tears to your eyes?Working With the Working Woman | Cornelia Stratton Parker
British Dictionary definitions for sob sister
a journalist, esp a woman, on a newspaper or magazine who writes articles of sentimental appeal
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