- 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
Related Words for softiecordial, good-humored, amiable, even-tempered, friendly, gracious, good-hearted, innocuous, simple, naive, powerless, gentle, innocent, inoffensive, painless, nontoxic, fool, turkey, laughingstock, target
Examples from the Web for softie
Contemporary Examples of softie
It made him sound like a softie, he said, a mischaracterization that he wanted to correct.A Former Ambassador to Pakistan Speaks Out
November 20, 2012
Historical Examples of softie
He is a kind of softie—all alive on one side of his brain, and a noodle on the other.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
After that we dropped the 'Softie,' and re-named him 'Amen-who-shied-that-boot?'Cornish Saints and Sinners
J. Henry Harris
"You know well enough that Merriwell is no softie," returned Harry, rather warmly.Frank Merriwell at Yale
Burt L. Standish
- informal a person who is sentimental, weakly foolish, or lacking in physical endurance