tomboy

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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”.

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tomboy (plural tomboys)

  1. A girl who behaves in a typically boyish manner.

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Etymology[edit]

English tomboy.

Noun[edit]

tomboy

  1. (colloquial) A boyish girl.
  2. (colloquial) Lesbian.

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