a hyphen that is used only in breaking a word at the end of a line of text.
a hyphen, used in word processing to divide a word, which prints only when it appears at the end of a line Also called optional hyphen
noun 1. softy. noun, plural softies. Informal. 1. a person easily stirred to sentiment or tender emotion. 2. a person who lacks stamina or endurance. 3. a person who lacks strength of character; a silly or foolish person. noun (pl) softies 1. (informal) a person who is sentimental, weakly foolish, or lacking in physical endurance […]
- Soft in the head
soft drug soft in the head Mentally deficient; also, silly, foolish. For example, He’s nice enough but a bit soft in the head. The soft in this idiom, first recorded in 1775, alludes to a weakness in mental capacity.
- Soft iron
noun 1. iron that has a low carbon content and is easily magnetized and demagnetized with a small hysteresis loss (as modifier): a soft-iron core
adjective 1. somewhat or relatively soft.