noun (plural jessies)British informal, derogatory
An effeminate, weak, or oversensitive man.
- There is no number two, an’ what you gonna do about that, ya bunch of jessies?
- Actually, we ran away like a big pair of jessies.
- White's piece is about the arrival of Northern supermarket Morrison's in the south and the fears it prompted among image conscious jessies.
1920s: from the female given name Jessie.
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