tomboy

[ tom-boi ]
/ ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ /

noun

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

Origin of tomboy

First recorded in 1545–55; Tom + boy

Related forms

tom·boy·ish, adjectivetom·boy·ish·ly, adverbtom·boy·ish·ness, noun
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tomboy

/ (ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

tomboyish, adjectivetomboyishly, adverbtomboyishness, noun
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