Definition of Tomboyishness

1. Noun. Masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women).

Exact synonyms: Hoydenism
Generic synonyms: Masculinity
Derivative terms: Tomboyish



Definition of Tomboyishness

1. Noun. The state or condition of being tomboyish. ¹

2. Noun. The behaviour of a tomboy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tomboyishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tomboyishness

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tomboyishness (current term)
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Literary usage of Tomboyishness

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1. On My Honour: Guides and Scouts in Interwar Britain by Tammy M. Proctor (2002)
"tomboyishness was seen as the inevitable result of allowing girls to practice boys' activities. Above all, Guide leaders wanted to distinguish their members ..."

2. Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read (1897)
""That's all right, but her tomboyishness has made her decidedly human, and, Sir," he added, as the young woman stepped down, "I guess she succeeded in ..."

3. Middle Aged Love Stories by Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon (1903)
"... successfully free from the tomboyishness or the priggishness or the gaucherie of some of the others ! And yet its very success came from begging the ..."

4. Co-education: A Series of Essays by Various Authors by Alice Woods (1903)
"... that intercourse with rough boys may make them also rough and rude; that instead of gentleness and refinement we may get tomboyishness. ..."

5. The Spirit of Nature Study: A Book of Social Suggestion and Sympathy for All by Edward Fuller Bigelow (1907)
"But all this you say is not the negative of tomboyishness. No; neither is all flame of the same color. It depends upon what is burning. ..."

6. Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm (1911)
"Officially, then, he acquitted her of anything worse than tomboyishness. But this verdict for his own convenience implied no mercy to the culprit. ..."

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