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tomboy

tomboy

Date: Nov 20 2008

Themes: Pop Culture

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I’m actually a tomboy. I love shooting guns and running around more than dressing up and putting on lingerie.”
- Actress Eva Longoria Parker on how she’s less similar to her Desperate Housewives character than you might think.

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

a girl who acts like a guy

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

Eva Longoria Parker’s character on the TV series Desperate Housewives, Gabrielle, loves high heels, diamonds and designer dresses. Her hair and make-up always looks perfect and you’d never catch her playing sports, running around outside, or getting her hands dirty. She’s the exact opposite of a tomboy.
But in “real life,” Eva Longoria Parker says she’s nothing like Gabrielle. In fact, she grew up on a farm, where she loved to play in the dirt, and even learned how to shoot a gun! We’re used to seeing her at glamorous parties wearing beautiful gowns, but who knows? Maybe it was her hidden tomboy side that caught the attention of Tony Parker, her basketball-playing husband.
Tom is a common English boy’s name, so that could be where the expression tomboy comes from, but it could also be from a French word that means to “tumble about.”
In any case, tomboys are girls who like to be active and play sports. Sometimes it’s easy to spot them because they even wear boyish clothes like baseball hats and t-shirts. Even though they do manly things and wear manly clothes, tomboys can still be very sexy…like Eva Longoria Parker.

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“My little sister is a total tomboy. She’s always trying to wrestle me!”

“Now I wear dresses all the time and act really girlie, but when I was younger I used to be a total tomboy. I spent all my time playing sports and getting dirty with my brothers!”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

zeus2006 Girl with boyish behavior, hoyden.
作者 zeus2006Super Member!
VOLTS A girl considered boyish or masculine in behavior or manner.
作者 VOLTSSuper Member!
centoir It means a female acting like a male.
作者 centoir
Tomboy means a girl acts like men. They do something manly.
作者 musicalmaniac
heavenliu a girl who acts or dresses in a boyish way, liking rough outdoor activities
作者 heavenliu
nono ksa like the stuff that boys do like cars and shooting and dressed jeans act like them
作者 nono ksa
A girl who acts like a boy
作者 sirius_yang
M_honor a girl who likes boyish behaviors.
作者 M_honor
Eydo Tomboy; girl with boyish behavior, hoyden
作者 Eydo
a girl who behaves as a boy.
作者 u will love me
medunia A tomboy is a girl who likes playing games same like the boys
作者 medunia
Ina Wong a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
作者 Ina Wong
mecklybver a girl that is little feminine
作者 mecklybver
zlnova a girl looks like a boy
作者 zlnova
dearpesar female who acts like males
作者 dearpesar
tomboy means a girl who loves to do the things what the boys like.
作者 melody of hope
Dani J. Is a really girl but like to act like a boy or likes do things that boys like to do.
作者 Dani J.
cacamargo A woman that do things like a man. Not much faminine.
作者 cacamargo
Totto a boyish girl
作者 Totto
kacem17413 boyish girl
作者 kacem17413
HelenM it is a girl who behave how a boy
作者 HelenM
hagakure I think it means she's not very feminine.
作者 hagakure
Pavlionka a girl who likes playing the same games as boys
作者 Pavlionka
Anson L. Ladies who acts masculine, That's Tomboy!
作者 Anson L.
lalobrown a girl behaves like a man or likes doing male things
作者 lalobrown
Andreatw a naughty girl who acts like a boy..i guess
作者 Andreatw
najafi A girl who likes playing the same games as boys
作者 najafi
majid_jjs a girl who behaves in a boyish manner, romping girl
作者 majid_jjs
云淡风轻 a girl who likes to do sth. that boys usually like to.
作者 云淡风轻
Roger_ksa Tomboy seems to me: a girl when she is acting like men, when she like to do somethings strongly and usually done by a man.
作者 Roger_ksa
amany7 boy like
作者 amany7

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fazl1368

fazl1368

Afghanistan


Hello dear friend, I love you, I really like how you like


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07:26 AM Jul 28 2016 |

nikkiecordero

Philippines

There are differences among SEX, GENDER, AND ORIENTATION. Sex refers to the genitalia of a person, Gender referst to what you identify as, and Orientation refers to who you are attracted to. Here in the Philippines, when you classify yourself as a “tomboy” they automatically assume that you are attracted to women. Tomboys are those who act and want to be masculine. Being a “lesbian” is very different from being a “tomboy” ...so your definition of a “tomboy is right and I liked that you made Gabrielle from Desperate Housewives as an example because it makes it easier for people to know what a “tomboy” is. 

07:50 AM Oct 15 2015 |

foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

good slang and easy to remember 

01:15 PM Aug 05 2010 |

meetlinda

meetlinda

China

girl with boyish behavier

02:41 AM Nov 25 2008 |

colours

colours

China

i love the tomboys and i want to become a girl like her.

12:02 PM Nov 24 2008 |

rachaeita

rachaeita

Bangladesh

Itz too complecated character to explain.

05:40 AM Nov 24 2008 |

Ruilong

Ruilong

China

when i saw tomboy,i just looked up in my dictionary,it says that a tomeboy who is like a boy,act like a boy ,behave like a boy,with the girl’s apperance ,her mind is full of boy’s interests and idea!

03:04 AM Nov 23 2008 |

Allez! Arsène

China

gaby~LOL!
i like this character in Desperrate housewives.

12:13 PM Nov 22 2008 |

alez1986

China

A brave girl^^

10:07 AM Nov 22 2008 |

Rogena

Rogena

Saudi Arabia

nice lesson
I didn`t expect this meaning.

10:07 PM Nov 21 2008 |

nad1a

nad1a

Greece

tomboy or not, Eva’s my favorite of the housewives:-)

04:46 PM Nov 21 2008 |

BereNice

BereNice

Mexico

i was a tomboy but now i’m like Gabriel hahaha…

03:48 PM Nov 21 2008 |

tess83

tess83

Algeria

girls who behave like boys

11:22 AM Nov 21 2008 |

jinning

jinning

China

i am so glad that i can express the kind of girl who act like a boy,because i am a really tomboy!

11:07 AM Nov 21 2008 |

shamilamadushani

Sri Lanka

a girl who likes to act as boy.

06:56 AM Nov 21 2008 |

free.soul

Morocco

A girl acting like a boy

10:47 PM Nov 20 2008 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I have some friends like “tomboy”,it is very funny…It are girls who think like boys and sometimes acting as such :D

10:53 AM Nov 20 2008 |

Maring

Maring

Philippines

savages

09:18 AM Nov 20 2008 |

cathyz

cathyz

China

Tomboy,I remember.

06:44 AM Nov 20 2008 |

Naomi1010

Naomi1010

Taiwan

LOL, I think I’m kinda like a tomboy sometimes.

01:55 AM Nov 20 2008 |

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