tenderfoot

noun ten·der·foot \ ˈten-dər-ˌfu̇t \

Definition of tenderfoot

plural tenderfeet play \-ˌfēt\ also tenderfoots play \-ˌfu̇ts\
1 :an inexperienced beginner :novice
  • a political tenderfoot
2 :a newcomer in a comparatively rough or newly settled region; especially :one not hardened to frontier or outdoor life

Examples of tenderfoot in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of tenderfoot

1849


TENDERFOOT Defined for English Language Learners

tenderfoot

noun

Definition of tenderfoot for English Language Learners

  • : someone who has just started doing something

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



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