One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I'd hate the other boys to think he was a sissy’
coward, weakling, milksop, Milquetoast, namby-pamby, crybaby, baby
weed, softie, nancy, nancy boy, pansy, ponce, mollycoddle, chicken
British wet, mummy's boy, big girl's blouse, jessie, yellow-belly, funk
North American pantywaist, cupcake, pussy
NZ Australian sook
South African moffie
1‘he felt sure his father would think the whole idea was sissy’
cowardly, weak, feeble, spineless, effeminate, effete, limp-wristed, womanish, unmanly, soft
wet, weedy, wimpish, wimpy, sissyish, queeny, sissified, swishy, yellow, yellow-bellied
North American candy-assed
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