Definition of Tomboy

1. Noun. A girl who behaves in a boyish manner.

Exact synonyms: Hoyden, Romp
Generic synonyms: Fille, Girl, Miss, Missy, Young Lady, Young Woman



Definition of Tomboy

1. n. A romping girl; a hoiden.

Definition of Tomboy

1. Noun. A girl who behaves in a typically boyish manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tomboy

1. a girl who prefers boyish activities [n -BOYS]

Medical Definition of Tomboy

1. A romping girl; a hoiden. Origin: Tom (for Thomas, L. Thomas, fr. Gr)+ boy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tomboy

tombak
tombaks
tombal
tombed
tombester
tombic
tombing
tombless
tomblike
tomboc
tombocs
tombola
tombolas
tombolo
tombolos
tomboy (current term)
tomboyish
tomboyishly
tomboyishness
tomboyishnesses
tomboyism
tomboylike
tomboys
tombs
tombstone
tombstone engineering
tombstoned
tombstoner
tombstoners
tombstones

Literary usage of Tomboy

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1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1897)
"He had whisky hot, and sat and looked at tomboy. tomboy moaned and Johnson dozed, then pulled himself together. tomboy was struggling to get out of bed ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... of a tomboy' (1900), and <The tomboy at Work' (1904). She also dramatized Sienkiewicz's 'Quo Vadis.' GILDER, Joseph Benson, American journalist: b. ..."

3. Daughters of Genius: A Series of Sketches of Authors, Artists, Reformers by James Parton (1888)
"1 By tomboy she meant that she was a girl who preferred boys' plays, ... Many a time Charlotte played the tomboy on Long Wharf, in and out of her father's ..."

4. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"De- En- Un- tomboy, ». A tumbler, mountebank ¡ a ... from " Tumb-ian, to dance, to tumble, to play the tumbler, to act a play ; hence tomboy. ..."

5. Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time: Containing the History by John Henniker Heaton (1879)
"... beat Mr. Fraser's bg tomboy, aged (Mitchell), £400, Ц Great Seven-mile Race at Cobargo, between Mr. J. mile, lost. lib. each ; won at the post. ..."

6. Memoirs of Miss Mellon: Afterwards Duchess of St. Albans by Margaret Harries Baron- Wilson, Cornwell Barron- Wilson (1886)
"... day-dreams— First appearance in character, as Little Pickle, Priscilla tomboy—Dressing for the stage—Juvenile characters—Improvement in her profession. ..."

7. Cricket Songs by Norman Gale (1894)
"A tomboy THAT long-legged darling, Alice James, Plays cricket with the Johnson boys ; A dozen engines could not make So shrill a noise. She 's only twelve, ..."

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