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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Definitions for sobersides

  1. Slang. a humorless or habitually serious person.

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Citations for sobersides
What right has such a sobersides to sit in the stalls and criticize the human comedy? Richard Gordon, Doctor on the Ball, 1985
Mel Gibson ... gives his loosest, goosiest performance yet, though I still find Danny Glover, in the harder role of the square, a trial to watch. In the next sequel, Glover should be liberated and Gibson turned into a sobersides. David Denby, "Now, Voyeur," New York, August 7, 1989
Origin of sobersides
Sobersides was first recorded in the late 1600s or early 1700s. It’s a blend of the words sober and side.