Definitions

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  • n. Traditionally masculine behaviour in a girl.

Etymologies

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tomboy +‎ -ism

Examples

  • But, no! the magnificence of her tomboyism caught his fancy.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851

  • Uncle Cliff watched her from the pasture, a chuckle of satisfaction escaping him at this evidence of untamed tomboyism.

    Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party

  • This latest piece raises questions about related research: In an attempt to reverse the effects of a disorder called congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), an endocrine disease that can result in ambiguous genitalia and "increased rates of tomboyism and lesbianism," pediatric endocrinologist

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Research has shown that females born with CAH have increased rates of tomboyism and lesbianism.

    The Money Times

  • Instead of attempting to tackle so-called problems such as yoga and tomboyism perhaps the National Fatwa Council can learn a thing or two from the imam in Terengganu who appear to have a much better understanding of issues that are going to have a far greater impact (economic and otherwise) on local communities in the medium to longer term.

    Malaysiakini

  • It is distressing enough to show my tomboyism before the members here. "

    Miss Dexie A Romance of the Provinces

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