- tomboy:  Tomboy originally denoted a ‘rude or boisterous boy’, but before the end of the 16th century it was being applied to a ‘girl who behaves like a boisterous boy’. Tom (the familiar form of Thomas) is presumably being used to denote ‘maleness’ (here ‘typical male aggressiveness’).
- tomboy (n.)
- 1550s, "rude, boisterous boy," from Tom + boy; meaning "wild, romping girl, girl who acts like a spirited boy" is first recorded 1590s. It also could mean "strumpet, bold or immodest woman" (1570s). Compare tomrig "rude, wild girl." Related: Tomboyish.
- 1. Mary has always been a tomboy. She likes hiking and horseback riding.
- 玛丽一直很男子气, 她喜欢远足和骑马.
- 2. His daughter is a saucy tomboy.
- 3. Tomboy is a girl and behaves like a boy.
- 4. She is an ordinary woman who could dress like a tomboy.
- 5. Her role as a 14 - year old tomboy earned her rave reviews.
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