[ soh-ber-sahydz ]

noun,plural so·ber·sides.(used with a singular verb)Slang.
  1. a humorless or habitually serious person.

Origin of sobersides

First recorded in 1695–1705; sober + side1 + -s3

Words Nearby sobersides Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sobersides in a sentence

  • Barrett's a good old sobersides hoss; you can always count on old Barrett.

  • My business is to prevent young sobersides, young Inkle, from appearing, to interrupt the ceremony.

    Inkle and Yarico | George Colman
  • "Come and give me a hand at this training business, old sobersides," said Ned, with a laugh.

    Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
  • Its womenfolks andand an interest in one that makes a man a sobersides.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass | Thomas K. Holmes
  • When I get in a tight corner again, Ill never wish for a better side-partner than you, old sobersides!

    The Heart of Canyon Pass | Thomas K. Holmes

British Dictionary definitions for sobersides


/ (ˈsəʊbəˌsaɪdz) /

  1. (functioning as singular) a solemn and sedate person

Derived forms of sobersides

  • sobersided, adjective

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