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Synonyms for tomboyishness

masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)


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The two Hem novels show a modern, daring, Indian female flaunting her sexuality, taking pride in her tomboyishness, cocking a snook at social norms, playing football of all games," wrote India Today in 2997.
Moreover, in this social order, white females are supposed to grow out of tomboyishness and pair off with white men (see Abemathy 85 and Westling).
She spat and, reaching in her jersey, adjusted her sports bra coquettishly, and I think it was that combination of tomboyishness and femininity that immediately hooked me.
I'd inherited my father's love-of-sports gene and had come into both my tomboyishness and love of basketball around the age of 7, the spring of the 1970 NBA finals.
Whereas a girl's tomboyishness can be discerned from the clothes she wears, shorts and tennis shoes, the princess not only covers her body with "feminine" markers but puts on several layers of shifts, as if one shift were not enough to illustrate her lack of "appearance.
His quasi-masculinity was neither my own tomboyishness nor my father's hypermasculinity.
Ha is especially good in the latter sequence, mixing tomboyishness with nervousness for comic relief; but the central love story between Nam-sun and Sad Eyes never gets off the ground thanks to helmer Lee's constant pyrotechnics.