noun, plural soft·ies. Informal.
Origin of softy
Examples from the Web for softy
Mr. Conyers threw away the stump of his cigar and stared superciliously at the "Softy."
Some of his shipmates, moreover, were not slow to take advantage of his ignorance as a 'softy' to amuse themselves at his expense.Pincher Martin, O.D.|H. Taprell Dorling
It's wot you'd hev knowed ef he and Roop Filgee hadn't played ye fer a softy all the time.Cressy|Bret Harte
The heap of money made a deep impression in the softy downy bed.The Fat and the Thin|Emile Zola
He tumbled over the "Softy," still sitting on the step of the open door, and then cursed Mr. Hargraves for being in the way.
also softie, 1863, "silly person," from soft (adj.) + -y (3). Meaning "soft-hearted person" is from 1886; that of "weak, unmanly or effeminate man" is from 1895. The Mister Softee soft ice-cream operation began in Philadelphia, U.S., in 1956.