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Definition of "tomboy" [tom•boy]

  • A girl considered boyish or masculine in behavior or manner. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tomboy" in a sentence
  • "I think it clearly sends a message - intended or not - that certain activities are girl-like and others are boy-like and that a "tomboy" is acting like a boy, rather than a non-doll playing, sports-loving, and/or tree - climbing girl. rock doctor: Your paleontologist Barbie is probably a collector's item!"
  • "Ms. Le Pen was dubbed a tomboy by her sisters, but as a student she emulated her father's bon-vivant style, frequenting chic Parisian nightclubs."
  • "High School Debut - Kazune Kawahara (manga) "Haruna, a tomboy, is determined to change her stripes when she enters high school, but is sadly lacking in fashion or social sense, so she recruits cute upperclassman Yo to instruct her on how to make herself more appealing to boys.""