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adjective as in mannish

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Outdoorswomen in particular can be pigeonholed as tomboys, a term that once referred to women who sought basic rights, such as working and voting.

There she was—tomboyish and slight—beside her mother, who was stitching.

Tough and tomboyish, she has participated in protests against pageants.

First there was Sarah Silverman, girly-voiced, tomboyish and potty-mouthed—the guys loved her.

She was not a pretty girl, but was a tremendously healthy one--strong, well developed, and tomboyish in her activities.

She has dropped that hoydenish, tomboyish manner that was so offensive when she returned from the ranch.

I am beyond words ashamed of the silly tomboyish thing I did last night.

You can't keep up such a tomboyish trick all your life, and now is a good time to begin, I think.

Would she be fair or dark, and would her ways be gentle or tomboyish?


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tomboyish, such as: manly, masculine, butch, macho, male, and mannified.

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