Definition of sobersides in English:



North American
  • A sedate and serious person.

    • ‘Fred may develop into such a careful old sobersides that his mother will be ashamed of him.’
    • ‘He has played many quips and pranks, as if to assure me he is no old sobersides.’
    • ‘Well-crafted dialogue will indicate if a character is smart or dumb, honest or dishonest, amusing or an old sobersides.’
    • ‘Fay is no sobersides, but amusement was not his intent.’
    • ‘My father was the funny one, and I grew up a sobersides.’
    fogey, old fogey, conservative, traditionalist, conventionalist, diehard, conformist, bourgeois, museum piece, fossil, dinosaur, troglodyte
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