Tenderfoot Definition

tĕndər-fo͝ot
tenderfeet, tenderfoots
noun
A newcomer to the ranching and mining country of the West, unused to the hardships of the life.
Webster's New World
Any newcomer, novice, or beginner.
Webster's New World
A beginner in the Boy Scouts.
Webster's New World
A newcomer to the region in the old U.S. frontier days.
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Other Word Forms of Tenderfoot

Noun

Singular:
tenderfoot
Plural:
tenderfeet, tenderfoots

Origin of Tenderfoot

  • tender +"Ž foot. Refers to the delicate feet of newcomers to ranching or mining areas. First attested 1866.

    From Wiktionary

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