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noun

a journalist who writes human-interest stories with sentimental pathos.
a persistently sentimental do-gooder.

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Origin of sob sister

First recorded in 1910–15

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sob sister

noun

a journalist, esp a woman, on a newspaper or magazine who writes articles of sentimental appeal
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