an excessively sentimental human-interest story.
an alibi or excuse, especially one designed to arouse sympathy:
Instead of a raise, the boss gave us another sob story about her expenses.
a tale of personal distress intended to arouse sympathy, esp one offered as an excuse or apology
A tale of personal hardship, true or invented, that is intended to arouse pity in the listener. For example, She always came up with some sob story to excuse her absences, but no one believed her. [ Early 1900s ]
- Sob stuff
noun 1. material such as films, stories, etc, that play upon the emotions by the overuse of pathos and sentiment
noun, Informal. 1. sociology or a class or course in sociology. 1. socialist. 2. (often lowercase) society. 3. sociology. abbreviation 1. socialist 2. society SOC synthetic organic chemical soc. 1. social 2. socialist 3. society 4. sociology 5. socket Soc. 1. Socialist 2. society
noun 1. a style of Caribbean dance music derived from calypso and American soul music and having a pounding beat. noun 1. a mixture of soul and calypso music typical of the E Caribbean noun acronym 1. Serious Organized Crime Agency: a British government organization set up in 2004 specifically to combat organized crime
noun, Medieval English Law. 1. a tenure of land held by the tenant in performance of specified services or by payment of rent, and not requiring military service. noun 1. (English legal history) the tenure of land by certain services, esp of an agricultural nature 2. (English law) the freehold tenure of land