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Sissy vs Louisa - What's the difference?

sissy | louisa |

As proper nouns the difference between sissy and louisa

is that sissy is while louisa is , a latinized form of louise used since the eighteenth century.



Etymology 1

Extended form of


  • (pejorative, colloquial) An effeminate boy or man.
  • (pejorative, colloquial) A timid, unassertive or cowardly person.
  • (BDSM) A male crossdresser who adopts feminine behaviours.
  • (colloquial) Sister.
  • Synonyms
    * (timid or cowardly person) mama's boy, pansy, nancyboy * (effeminate boy) janegirl
    Derived terms
    * prissy * sissified * sissy bar (a passenger backrest for a motorcycle or bicycle) * sissyphobia * sissy squat (a weightlifting exercise emphasizing knee extension)


  • (pejorative) .
  • * 2000 , (revised edition), Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-58176-7, page 173:
  • she’d decided the wrapping paper was too feminine. It had a viney pattern that wasn’t anything sissier than you’d see in the old Arabian Nights illustrations. But Richard might think they were flowers.
  • (pejorative) .
  • Etymology 2

    Likely onomatopoetic, perhaps related to (etyl) . Compare piss; wee-wee.


  • (childish, colloquial) Urination; urine.
  • *
  • Verb

  • (childish, colloquial) To urinate.
  • *
  • English onomatopoeias



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • , a latinized form of Louise used since the eighteenth century.
  • * 1830 , Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
  • But certainly there are some names which seem to belong to particular classes of character, to form the mind and even influence the destiny: Louisa', now; - is not your ' Louisa necessarily a die-away damsel, who reads novels, and holds her head on one side, languishing and given to love!