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Sister appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Sister Suzie sewing shirts for soldiers
    Such skill as sewing shirts
    Our shy young sister Suzie shows
    Some soldiers send epistles
    Say they'd rather sleep in thistles
    Than the saucy, soft short shirts for soldiers Sister Suzie sews.
  • Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers,
    Such saucy soft short shirts for soldiers sister Susie sews,
    Some soldiers send epistles say they'd sooner sleep on thistles,
    Than those saucy soft short shirts for soldiers,
    Sister Susie sews.
  • What did you have for breakfast?
    - rubber balls and liquor!
    What did you have for lunch?
    - rubber balls and liquor!
    What did you have for dinner?
    - rubber balls and liquor!
    What do you do when your sister comes home?
    - rubber balls and liquor!
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun sister:

imaginative writing78.42%informational writing21.58%

Comparison of usage frequency between the noun sister and its most common antonym:


Sister is sometimes a misspelling of sisters.

The word sister is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sister

What does sister mean as a name of something?

Sister is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • sister: sisters
  • Sister: Sisters

  1. a female person who has the same parents as another person
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address)
  3. a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group
    • example: none of her sisters would betray her
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: fellow member / member = one of the persons who compose a social group
    • more specific word: Beguine = a member of a lay sisterhood
    • member of: sorority = a social club for female undergraduates

Alternative definition of the noun sister


  1. a daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling.
  2. a female member of a religious community; a nun.
  3. [British] a senior or supervisory nurse, often in a hospital.
  4. any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt through common membership of a race, profession, religion or organization, such as feminism.
  5. [slang] a black woman
  6. [informal] a form of address to a woman
  7. a woman, in certain labour or socialist circles; also as a form of address.
  8. [context: attributively] Of or relating to an entity that has a special or affectionate relationship with another


  1. Title of respect for an adult female member of a religious or fraternal order.
  2. Formal title for any female member of a religious or fraternal organization. (Compare Miss.)
  3. An informal title used as part of another moniker


  1. "Sister" is a 2012 Swiss drama film directed by Ursula Meier. The film competed in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Special Award, the Silver Bear.
  2. "Sister" is a 2014 drama film written by Todd M. Camhe and David Lascher and directed by David Lascher.
  3. "Sister" is a 2012 documentary drama film directed by Brenda Davis.
  4. "Sister" a.k.a. "Achele" is a 2012 short drama family film written and directed by Clara Kraft Isono.
  5. "Sister" is a 1973 drama film directed by Lee Yu-Seop.
    • country: South Korea
    • language: Korean Language
    • genres: Drama, East Asian cinema, World cinema
    • rating: 15+
    • released on (42 years ago)
  6. "Sister" is a 2010 short independent film directed by Michael Rittmannsberger and Sonja Aufderklamm.
  7. "Sister" is a 2004 drama short film written and directed by Daniel Mulloy.
  8. "Sister" is a 2008 drama-romance film written and directed by Vít Pancíř.


  1. Sister is a fictional character from I Too Have a Name.
  2. Sister is a fictional character from the book A Dog's Purpose.
  3. Sister is a fictional character from the 1968 Egyptian romance film Adawiya.
  4. Sister is a fictional character from the 2000 comedy and crime film Beans.
  5. Sister is a fictional character from the 2011 film Dad, Lenin and Freddy.
  6. Sister a.k.a. Homura is a fictional character from the 2008 film Bleach: Fade to Black, I Call Your Name.
  7. Sister is a fictional character from the 2011 film Tommy.
  8. Sister is a fictional character from the 2012 film Pray.
  9. Sister is a fictional character from the 2009 film Road, Movie.
  10. Sister is a fictional character from the 1966 film Rangula Ratnam.
  11. Sister is a fictional character from the 2001 film Taurus.
  12. Sister is a fictional character from the 2011 film Karuvarai Pookkal.

There are other characters with in their name, like A sister, Big Sister, Sister Bear, Sister Joan, Sister Kate, Sister Luke, Sister Lulu, Sister Mary, Sister Pete, Sister Ruth, Twin Sister, Ward Sister, Sister Alice, Sister Baker, Sister Clara, Sister Doris, Sister James, Sister Maria, Sister Marie.


  1. "Sister" is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released in June 1987, through record label SST. The album furthers the band's move away from no wave towards more traditional song structures, while maintaining an aggressively experimental approach. The album was re-issued in 2011 on 180gram purple-marble vinyl.
  2. "Sister" is a musical album of Dover.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  3. "Sister" was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002, performed in English by Sergio & The Ladies.
  4. "Sister" is the third album by Swedish heavy metal band In Solitude. This is their second album to be released through Metal Blade Records having signed with the label in 2010, and was released on October 1, 2013. The album was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden in March 2013, and was produced and mixed by Martin "Konie" Ehrencrona.
  5. "Sister" is a musical album of Manna.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "Sister" is the fourth and final album by the band Letters to Cleo. It was released on November 3, 1998. The album's last track is a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams". Although it was the final Letters To Cleo album to be released through a major label, the material on the album pre-dates all their other work; tracks 1-7 are originally from their demo tape, and tracks 8-11 were originally released as b-sides to the group's singles.
  7. "Sister" is the fifteenth single by the Japanese Pop-rock band Porno Graffitti. It was released on September 8, 2004.
    • genre: Pop rock
    • released on (11 years ago)
  8. "Sister" is the debut album by Japanese alternative rock band Marbell. It was released in Japan on May 14, 2008. The album is Marbell's solitary release as they officially disbanded in March 2010. Music videos were produced for "Miss All Birthday" and "Te no Naru Kata e".
  9. "Sister" was the debut single by Australian pop music duo Sister2Sister. The single was very successful in Australia.
  10. "Sister" is a composition.
  11. "Sister" is a composition.


Who is Sister?

Sister a.k.a. Rachel Bootsma: Rachel Kristine Bootsma is an American competition swimmer who specializes in the backstroke, and is an Olympic gold medalist. Bootsma earned a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4x100-meter medley relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and also competed in the 100-meter backstroke.


  1. Sister was an American heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Los Angeles. Former members included Blackie Lawless, formerly of the New York Dolls and later of W.A.S.P., and Nikki Sixx, who would later co-create Mötley Crüe. They are notable for being one of the first bands to make usage of the pentagram and other occult symbols. Due to the late 70's music scene, and personal differences, they never achieved success and broke up sometime in 1978. Sixx and guitarist Lizzie Grey would go on to form the band London.
  2. Sister is a musical group from Sweden.
    • album: "Hated"

There are other groups with in their name, like Sister Flo, Sister Ray, Sister Sin, Sister City, Sister Suvi, Soul Sister, Twin Sister, Sister Aaron, Sister Hazel, Sister Manik, Sister Queen, Sister Sonny, Little Sister, Sirens Sister, Sister Crayon, Sister George, Sister Iodine, Sister Sledge, Sister Goddamn and Sister Someone.


Sister is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Sister

Phrases starting with the word Sister:

  1. Sister City
  2. sister ship
  3. Sister-Wife
  4. sister-in-law
  5. Sister Company
  6. Sister-in-Laws

Phrases ending with the word Sister:

  1. Co-Sister
  2. big sister
  3. sob sister
  4. half sister
  5. half-sister
  6. Weak Sister
  7. Blood sister
  8. weird sister
  9. Cousin Sister
  10. foster sister
  11. foster-sister
  12. little sister
  13. Arizona Sister
  14. Mexican Sister

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sister

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Google previewHiking Oregon (2013)

by Lizann Dunegan

Middle Sister is the second oldest of the three. Though it's the smallest of the three peaks, it has the most sym- metrical cone. Situated on the peak's western slope is the impressive Collier Glacier, a 1.5-mile-long ice sheet that has been ...

Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of Zaiwa (2 Vols.) (2010)

by Anton Lustig

elder sister. Nva55-bvi55...

Google previewEskimo (Inuktitut) Dictionary (2005)

Eskimo-English, English-Eskimo by Arthur Thibert

— The father's sister : Attak or Atsak, aunt. The mother's sister : Arnabvtk, Arnarvik, Ayakoluk, aunt. V — NEPHEW and NIECE 1 — Child of one of two brothers or first cousins : Kangiak, nephew or niece. 2 — Child of one of two sisters or first ...

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Small photo of Little sister with her baby brother. Toddler kid Family with children at home.Small photo of girls in school uniform, sisters, an older example for a younger sister. In the classroom on the background of a school boardSmall photo of Brother and sister playing clapping hands together at home. Children game, joint activities and interests, trust, support, entertainment conceptSmall photo of Younger sisters of measuring the growth of an older sister. Isolated on white backgroundSmall photo of Younger sisters of measuring the growth of an older sister. Isolated on white backgroundSmall photo of brother and sister siblingsSmall photo of Cute and handsome brother and sister have a fun lauthing together and playing and swinging together. Cute children in the studio. Love between native kids brothers and sisters. More...

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Quotes about Sister

Poems about a sister,
It can be sweet, It can be bitter,
If you have a lovely sister,
Even if you have a fiery sister,
You will still very much love her,
For the simple reason, she's your sister. (Philo Yan)
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Scrabble value of S1I1S1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SISTER

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