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tenderfoot

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noun ten·der·foot \ˈten-dər-ˌfu̇t\

Simple Definition of tenderfoot

  • : someone who has just started doing something

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tenderfoot

plural tenderfeet play \-ˌfēt\ also tenderfoots play \-ˌfu̇ts\

  1. 1 :  a newcomer in a comparatively rough or newly settled region; especially :  one not hardened to frontier or outdoor life

  2. 2 :  an inexperienced beginner :  novice <a political tenderfoot>

Examples of tenderfoot in a sentence

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



1849

First Known Use of tenderfoot

1849


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