Definition of tomboy
: a girl who behaves in a manner usually considered boyish
tomboyishplay \-ish\ adjective
Recent Examples of tomboy from the Web
Her transformation from plucky tomboy moppet to bloodthirsty teen beastie is complete.
Stephanie Hodge excels as his tomboy sister, Sabine (another Ludwig creation).
FROM COINAGE: 4 Ways to Work Out Without Killing Your Wallet Her transition from a tomboy to feminine style isn’t the only major change she’s made in her 40s.
As a kid, Gill was a tomboy who had five acres of property to roam at the family home and endless woods surrounding it.
But the sound that TLC pioneered is more influential than at any point since the ’90s, especially in the slinky sounds and sexy-tomboy styles of nouveau R&B’s current wave of rising stars like Tinashe, Kehlani and Jhené Aiko.
Growing up in the southern city of Nanjing, Lu Keran was a tomboy.
They also are shown in shorts, like tomboys playing soccer, for their affiliation with the sports brand Fantasy Football Confederation (FFC).
Arya Stark—Maisie Williams The little tomboy was never one for dresses or keeping herself clean—but after wearing the same grungy brown outfit for several seasons, actress Maisie Williams was relieved to have a change.
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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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