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tomboy

[ tom-boi ]
/ ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ /
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noun

an energetic, sometimes boisterous girl whose behavior and pursuits, especially in games and sports, are considered more typical of boys than of girls.

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Origin of tomboy

First recorded in 1545–55; Tom + boy

OTHER WORDS FROM tomboy

tomboyish, adjectivetom·boy·ish·ly, adverbtom·boy·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tomboy

tomboy
/ (ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ) /

noun

a girl who acts or dresses in a boyish way, liking rough outdoor activities

Derived forms of tomboy

tomboyish, adjectivetomboyishly, adverbtomboyishness, noun
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