Tomboy meaning

tŏmboi
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A girl who behaves or plays like an active boy.
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A girl who behaves in a typically boyish manner.
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A girl who behaves in a way that is perceived to be stereotypically boyish or masculine.
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Origin of tomboy

  • First attested in 1553 when it originally meant a “boisterous boy", later in 1579 when it came to mean an “immodest woman", and then finally in 1592 it developed its modern meaning of a “girl who acts like a boy"; from Tom, familiar form of Thomas + boy, “male child".

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