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tenderfoot

tenderfoot

noun ten·der·foot \ˈten-dər-ˌft\

: someone who has just started doing something

: a person who is not used to living in rough conditions or outdoors

plural ten·der·feet \-ˌfēt\ also ten·der·foots \-ˌfts\

Full Definition of TENDERFOOT

1
:  a newcomer in a comparatively rough or newly settled region; especially :  one not hardened to frontier or outdoor life
2
:  an inexperienced beginner :  novice <a political tenderfoot>

Examples of TENDERFOOT

  1. <skateboarders who are tenderfeet will inevitably fall as they learn their first moves>

First Known Use of TENDERFOOT

1849

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