Definition of tomboy
: a girl who behaves in a manner usually considered boyish
tomboyishplay \-ish\ adjective
Recent Examples of tomboy from the Web
As is the matter of Superman killing Batman, come to think of it, or the entry of yet another Robin, this time a tomboy who haunts the Caped Crusader’s steps.
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First Known Use of tomboy
TOMBOY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tomboy for English Language Learners
: a girl who enjoys things that people think are more suited to boys
TOMBOY Defined for Kids
Definition of tomboy for Students
: a girl who enjoys things that some people think are more suited to boys
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