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    "Tomboy" Antonym

    I would like to know whether the word "tomboy" has an antonym. Could someone help me please. I am not able to find an answer as none of the dictionary websites I have checked mention it.

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    Re: "Tomboy" Antonym

    Quote Originally Posted by rational611
    I would like to know whether the word "tomboy" has an antonym.
    Perhaps: sissy

    :)

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    I couldn't think of an antonym (the best I could come up with was describing the boy as 'effeminate'), and then I found this on a site:

    "Sissy boy: a vernacular term applied to a boy whose developmental differentiation of gender-identity/role (G-I/R) is in variable degree discordant with the evidence of his genital morphology."

    hth!

    Shane

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    Bah - Ronbee beat me to it!! :wink:

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    :wink:

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    At least my reply was longer *sticks tongue out* :P

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    How about 'big girl's blouse', which is used in BE.

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