Part of speech: noun

A romping and boisterous girl; hoiden.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Mary Louisa Molesworth.