sob sister

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. soaringly,
  2. soave,
  3. soave operation,
  4. soay,
  5. sob,
  6. sob story,
  7. sob stuff,
  8. soba,
  9. sobeit,
  10. sober

Origin of sob sister

First recorded in 1910–15

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Examples from the Web for sob sister

  • I have in mind some wonderful "sob-sister" stuff that was used in the last Canadian election.

    The Affable Stranger|Peter McArthur
  • 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

sob sister

noun

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