tomboyishness


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Noun1.tomboyishness - masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)tomboyishness - masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)
masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
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tomboyishness

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Even as a little girl, Murray felt that she was different: ''queer', 'in between', outwardly female but inwardly male a 'boy-girl' in Aunt Pauline's words.' Even though Aunt Pauline let the youngster foster her independent, tomboyish spirit, as she grew up, Murray started to realise that her childish tomboyishness was not going anywhere.
Feeling confined by the limitations that forbid tomboyishness and female ambition, Frankie explicitly identifies herself with Honey in her struggle against conformity: "Sometimes I feel like I want to break something too" (142).
'Parents should see tomboyishness as positive,' meddai'r arbenigwr.
build which further emphasized her youthfulness and tomboyishness on the
Raya Stern says that in her ceramics she expresses her femininity and softness best, which otherwise is hidden under her tomboyishness and her hyperactive energy.
"The two Hem novels show a modern, daring, Indian female flaunting her sexuality, taking pride in her tomboyishness, cocking a snook at social norms, playing football of all games," wrote India Today in 2997.