tenderfoot

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Etymology[edit]

tender +‎ foot. Refers to the delicate feet of newcomers to ranching or mining areas. First attested 1866.

Noun[edit]

tenderfoot ‎(plural tenderfeet or tenderfoots)

  1. An inexperienced person; a novice
  2. A newcomer to the region in the old U.S. frontier days.
  3. A Boy Scout of the lowest rank.

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