Definition of Tomboyish

1. Adjective. Used of girls; wild and boisterous.

Exact synonyms: Hoydenish
Similar to: Unwomanly
Derivative terms: Tomboyishness



Definition of Tomboyish

1. Adjective. Displaying behavior associated with a tomboy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tomboyish

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tomboyish

tombaks
tombal
tombed
tombester
tombic
tombing
tombless
tomblike
tomboc
tombocs
tombola
tombolas
tombolo
tombolos
tomboy
tomboyish (current term)
tomboyishly
tomboyishness
tomboyishnesses
tomboyism
tomboylike
tomboys
tombs
tombstone
tombstone engineering
tombstoned
tombstoner
tombstoners
tombstones
tombstoning

Literary usage of Tomboyish

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1902)
"There is a charm about them which is not all French; nevertheless there is a French element about it, their little tomboyish tricks and expressions, ..."

2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"With a queer little quirk to his mouth, the gruff Senior Surgeon jerked his glance back from the open window where, like the gleam of a slim tomboyish ankle ..."

3. The Music of Spain by Carl Van Vechten (1918)
"Geraldine Farrar, tomboyish and impertinent, Melrose with French sauce. . . . Edyth Walker, a militant suffragette name. ..."

4. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by Ernest Albert ( Baker (1913)
"Mrs. Pettigrew is a milder Mrs. Poyser, and the tomboyish, tender-hearted Tryphena, with her alleged lack of " feelings," is prettily contrasted with the ..."

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