tomboy


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tom·boy

 (tŏm′boi′)
n.
A girl who behaves in a way that is perceived to be stereotypically boyish or masculine: "I was still a tomboy at heart and cared little about what I wore, just so long as it wasn't a dress" (Lucy Grealy).

tomboy

(ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ)
n
a girl who acts or dresses in a boyish way, liking rough outdoor activities
ˈtomˌboyish adj
ˈtomˌboyishly adv
ˈtomˌboyishness n

tom•boy

(ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ)

n.
an energetic or awkward girl whose behavior and pursuits are considered typical of boys.
[1585–95]
tom′boy`ish, adj.
tom′boy`ish•ly, adv.
tom′boy`ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tomboy - a girl who behaves in a boyish mannertomboy - a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
Translations
فَتَاةٌ تَتَشَبَّهُ باِلصِّبيانفَتاة تتشَبَّه بالصِّبْيان في الخُشونَه
klukandarozpustilé děvčeuličnice
drengepigevildkat
poikatyttö
muškobanjast
fiús lány
strákaleg stelpa
おてんば娘
말괄량이
padauža
nebēdne
divoškavetroplach
pojkflicka
เด็กผู้หญิงที่มีพฤติกรรมคล้ายเด็กผู้ชาย
erkek Fatmaerkek gibi kız
cô gái tinh nghịch

tomboy

[ˈtɒmbɔɪ] Nmarimacho m

tomboy

[ˈtɒmbɔɪ] ngarçon m manqué

tomboy

nWildfang m; she is a real tomboysie ist ein richtiger Junge or Wildfang

tomboy

[ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ] nmaschiaccio

tomboy

(ˈtomboi) noun
a girl who likes rough games and activities. She's a real tomboy!

tomboy

فَتَاةٌ تَتَشَبَّهُ باِلصِّبيان uličnice drengepige Wildfang αγοροκόριτσο marimacho poikatyttö garçon manqué muškobanjast maschiaccio おてんば娘 말괄량이 wildebras guttejente chłopczyca maria-rapaz, menina moleque девчонка-сорванец pojkflicka เด็กผู้หญิงที่มีพฤติกรรมคล้ายเด็กผู้ชาย erkek Fatma cô gái tinh nghịch 男孩般的顽皮姑娘
References in classic literature ?
If Jo is a tomboy and Amy a goose, what am I, please?
Charley, the only son-- they had lost an older boy--was sixteen; Julia, who was known as the musical one, was fourteen when I was; and Sally, the tomboy with short hair, was a year younger.
For your highnesses must know that, going a few days back to kiss her hands and receive her benediction, approbation, and permission for this third sally, I found her altogether a different being from the one I sought; I found her enchanted and changed from a princess into a peasant, from fair to foul, from an angel into a devil, from fragrant to pestiferous, from refined to clownish, from a dignified lady into a jumping tomboy, and, in a word, from Dulcinea del Toboso into a coarse Sayago wench.
She is what we call in England a tomboy, with a strong nature, wild and free, unfettered by any sort of traditions.
I'm afraid you will think her a sad tomboy, Alec; but really she seems so well and happy, I have not the heart to check her.
Tomboys make strong women usually, and I had far rather find Rose playing football with Mac than puttering over bead-work like that affected midget, Ariadne Blish.
She had promised to pay for a quarter's music lessons for Diana, but now she is determined to do nothing at all for such a tomboy.
Also, they knew Hawaiian songs she had learned from Mercedes, and soon, to her accompaniment, all were singing: "Aloha Oe," "Honolulu Tomboy," and "Sweet Lei Lehua.
The townsfolk are about to be All Shook Up and could be headed for Heartbreak Hotel, but for Natalie, the love-struck, tomboy mechanic, it really is Now Or Never.
Victoria, who has four children with husband David Beckham, says three-year-old Harper is a little tomboy.
Personally, I'd [say that I] dress masculine, traditionally speaking, [but] I think we're making progress accepting the tomboy look.
A self-proclaimed tomboy in her real-life, Gisele's relaxed approach to fashion provides the inspiration for the brand's feminine-yet-masculine-themed campaign imagery.