softie

[ sawf-tee, sof- ]
/ ˈsɔf ti, ˈsɒf- /

noun

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Definition for softie (2 of 2)

softy

or soft·ie

[ sawf-tee, sof- ]
/ ˈsɔf ti, ˈsɒf- /

noun, plural soft·ies. Informal.

a person easily stirred to sentiment or tender emotion.
a person who lacks stamina or endurance.
a person who lacks strength of character; a silly or foolish person.

Origin of softy

First recorded in 1860–65; soft + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for softie

softie

softy

/ (ˈsɒftɪ) /

noun plural softies

informal a person who is sentimental, weakly foolish, or lacking in physical endurance
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