tomboyish

tomboy

[tom-boi]
noun
an energetic, sometimes boisterous girl whose behavior and pursuits, especially in games and sports, are considered more typical of boys than of girls.

Origin:
1545–55; Tom + boy

tomboyish, adjective
tomboyishly, adverb
tomboyishness, noun
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tomboy (ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ)
 
n
a girl who acts or dresses in a boyish way, liking rough outdoor activities
 
'tomboyish
 
adj
 
'tomboyishly
 
adv
 
'tomboyishness
 
n

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tomboy
1553, "rude, boisterous boy," from Tom + boy; meaning "bold or immodest woman" is attested from 1579; that of "girl who acts like a spirited boy" is first recorded 1592.
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