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

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

  • Its womenfolks andand an interest in one that makes a man a sobersides.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass

    Thomas K. Holmes

British Dictionary definitions for sobersides


  1. (functioning as singular) a solemn and sedate person
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Derived Formssobersided, adjective
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