tomboy

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A popular term for a girl whose developmental gender-identity/role is somewhat discordant with her genital phenotype

tomboy

Psychology A popular term for a girl whose developmental gender-identity/role is discordant with her genotype. Cf Sissy.
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He enjoyed seeing Nelly in trouser roles, her tomboyishness fitting the bill perfectly for certain kinds of gender-switch drama.
Fine examines and stretches this idea, analyzing Scout's tomboyishness not merely as lesbian but more accurately, I believe, as an attempt to find her place in a world in which she doesn't easily fit.
Most came from broken homes, and/or suffered formative misfit status (from tomboyishness, mixed-race parents, etc.
As Evelyn told Terry (nicknamed "Tuff" for her tomboyishness, now living in San Francisco), "you could spend hours every night fighting with Dad about whether he's being 'fair' to us--or you could do what you're doing: getting good grades, planning for college, saving your own money.
Engineered to identify physical, emotional, and psychological weaknesses in American boys and tomboyishness in American girls, the Terman-Miles "M-F test" equally weeded out its potential gender (and, by association, sexual) deviants, effectively banishing them to the sociosexual borders of heteronormative society lest they be taught how to perform their genders properly.