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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A newcomer in a comparatively rough or newly settled region.Also: The first rank in the rising scale of ranks in the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts of America. (plural)

Usage examples (36)
  • "tenderfeet" -- Monty, Herbert and Leslie; and it had satisfied the jokers that these youngsters "swallered it hull."
  • In a comparatively short time the two "tenderfeet" were no longer called that.
  • Their pale faces told that they were "tenderfeet," and one could see there was a sad lacking of brains all around.
  • The next day it still snowed a little at intervals between clouds and sunshine, and all "tenderfeet" were more comfortable indoors. for more
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