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ten·der·foot

 (tĕn′dər-fo͝ot′)
n. pl. ten·der·foots or ten·der·feet (-fēt′)
1. A newcomer not yet hardened to rough outdoor life; a greenhorn.
2. An inexperienced person; a novice.
3. often Tenderfoot A Boy Scout of the lowest rank.

tenderfoot

(ˈtɛndəˌfʊt)
n, pl -foots or -feet
1. a newcomer, esp to the mines or ranches of the southwestern US
2. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) (formerly) a beginner in the Scouts or Guides

ten•der•foot

(ˈtɛn dərˌfʊt)

n., pl. -foots, -feet (-ˌfit)
1. a raw, inexperienced person; novice.
2. a newcomer to the ranching and mining regions of the western U.S., unused to hardships.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tenderfoot - an inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living)
beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro, novice - someone new to a field or activity

tenderfoot

noun
One who is just starting to learn or do something:
Slang: rookie.
Translations
arkajalkakeltanokkamoponoviisivasta-alkaja

tenderfoot

[ˈtendəfʊt] N (tenderfoots (pl)) (esp US) → principiante m, novato m
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Only do I know he is CHECHA-QUO - what you call tenderfoot.
Black" Burton, a man evil-tempered and malicious, had been picking a quarrel with a tenderfoot at the bar, when Thornton stepped good-naturedly between.
Taos Ski Valley has new menu options at several of its restaurants including more locally sourced and organic choices, and it also upgraded the interiors of many of the dining spaces, including the affordable Tenderfoot Katie's at the base of Lift #1.
But now the crossing is made, and the dripping pony scrambles up the steep river bank, while its tenderfoot rider reflects comfortably on his own great courage in circumstances of danger such as that just passed.
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Even now, weeks later, it seemed incredible that Exercise Tenderfoot had been only a training exercise--five days of escape, evasion and survival and five days in the prison compound.
He learned quickly, and no one ever called him a 4-eyed tenderfoot the second time.
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During his tenure in Scouting, he has received the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star and Life.
The pairing of cocksure veteran (usually a man) with emotionally fragile tenderfoot (ordinarily a woman) has worked well in innumerable movies -- not least in romantic comedies -- and there are strong elements of cornball romantic comedy in this script.
When she arrived in Paris in the mid-'50s, her tenderfoot painting swung between two poles: a scabby version of Pollock's 1946 "Sounds in the Grass" series, and a permutation of Matisse's cookie-cutter figures as typified by Music, 1910, at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Tender Foot School started out as The Tenderfoot Self Help School and comprised originally of eight street children being fed, clothed and taught in a corrugated iron shack in a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi.