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softy

or soft·ie

[ sawf-tee, sof- ]
/ ˈsɔf ti, ˈsɒf- /
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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.
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Origin of softy

First recorded in 1860–65; soft + -y2
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