What does tomboy mean?

Definitions for tomboyˈtɒmˌbɔɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tomboy, romp, hoyden(noun)

    a girl who behaves in a boyish manner


  1. tomboy(Noun)

    A girl who behaves in a typically boyish manner.

  2. Origin: First attested in 1553 when it originally meant a “boisterous boy”, later in 1579 when it came to mean an “immodest woman”, and then finally in 1592 it developed its modern meaning of a “girl who acts like a boy”; from Tom, familiar form of Thomas + boy, “male child”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tomboy(noun)

    a romping girl; a hoiden


  1. Tomboy

    A tomboy is a girl who exhibits characteristics or behaviors considered typical of the gender role of a boy, including wearing masculine clothing and engaging in games and activities that are physical in nature, and which are considered in many cultures to be the domain of boys. Tomboy, since its print inception in 1592, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "has been connected with connotations of rudeness and impropriety".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tomboy

    tom′boi, n. a wild romping girl, a hoyden: (Shak.) a strumpet. [Tom and boy.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tomboy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tomboy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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