Tenderfoot meaning

tĕndər-fo͝ot
A newcomer not yet hardened to rough outdoor life; a greenhorn.
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An inexperienced person; a novice.
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A Boy Scout of the lowest rank.
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A newcomer to the ranching and mining country of the West, unused to the hardships of the life.
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Any newcomer, novice, or beginner.
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A beginner in the Boy Scouts.
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An inexperienced person; a novice.
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A newcomer to the region in the old U.S. frontier days.
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The lowest rank of Boy Scout.
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Origin of tenderfoot

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

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