One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A female journalist who writes articles with sentimental appeal or answers readers' problems.
- ‘Rob Marshall (director/choreographer), however, felt that such an inclusion wouldn't work on film and, instead, cast acclaimed actress, Christine Baranski, who plays the savvy, possibly corrupt, reporter / sob sister to perfection.’
- 1.1 An overly sentimental woman.
sob sister/säb ˈsistər/
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