tomboy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 +‎ boy.

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Noun[edit]

tomboy (plural tomboys)

  1. A girl who behaves in a typically boyish manner.
    Synonyms: hoyden, ladette, romp, t-bird
    Antonyms: girly girl
  2. (Philippines, colloquial) A lesbian.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tomboy.

Noun[edit]

tomboy

  1. a girl who behaves in a typically boyish manner
  2. a lesbian

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:tomboy.


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tomboy.

Noun[edit]

tomboy

  1. (colloquial) a boyish girl
  2. (colloquial) a lesbian

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