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She had a snappy temper and a sharp tongue and was, indeed, something of a tomboy.
But then there had been the tomboy laughter of dark Falkny, he could not neglect her.
So I eyed her and said, “Tomboy, you did not come here to indulge in small talk.”
Considering that trio of turtles, Tomboy, it may be for years and it may be forever.
Second, I have been getting tired of this nickname ‘Tomboy’.
She overplayed the tomboy, just as she did every rôle she essayed.
Her mother says she is quite a tomboy, so I’m sure she will want to play with you.
Hans hadn’t expected this cousin from the city to be such a tomboy.
She had been haunted by the awful consciousness that she was a ‘Tomboy.’
Among the men employed on the farm she had always passed for something of a tomboy.
1550s, “rude, boisterous boy,” from Tom + boy; meaning “bold or immodest woman” is attested from 1570s; that of “girl who acts like a spirited boy” is first recorded 1590s.
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