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sister

[Car., US Black DAS] n. a polite term of address to an unrelated female (usually of the speaker's generation; can have a sexual connotation when used by a stranger): 1917 When later on I had mat de mer they were gentle to me as to a child and called me "sister" too! But with no undue familiarity (Defries 33). 1976 My grandfather's second wife . . . "Sister" (as she was called by us) (Eneas 34). cf. TITTA, TITTY <Black>

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Last update: 2011-09-26 17:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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