What does the word tomboy mean?

Usage examples for tomboy

  1. I remember myself as very merry in the midst of my serious scientific friends, and I can think of no time when I was more inclined to play the tomboy than when off for a day in the woods, in quest of botanical and zoological specimens. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  2. I don't see how I can be a tomboy when I am a girl, but Pa says that there are lots of things you don't learn in school. – Letters of the Motor Girl by Ethellyn Gardner
  3. But tomboy though she was in some respects, she had a very tender heart, and like her mother she was quick at understanding. – My New Home by Mary Louisa Molesworth