informal a person who is sentimental, weakly foolish, or lacking in physical endurance
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How to use softie in a sentence
It made him sound like a softie, he said, a mischaracterization that he wanted to correct.
Matt DeAngelis, who plays Woof in the show, admitted to being a big softie.
In fact, it teasingly suggests that Vanderbilt's a real softie.
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
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