Definition of tenderfoot in English:

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tenderfoot

Pronunciation: /ˈtendərˌfo͝ot/

noun (plural tenderfoots or tenderfeet)

1chiefly North American A newcomer or novice, especially a person unaccustomed to the hardships of pioneer life.
Example sentences
  • He loses his tenderfoot status and eventually even becomes a rodeo celebrity.
  • He claimed he was a tenderfoot in this operation and was only doing his friend a favour.
  • The prairie ain't for no tenderfoot, that's for sure.
2A Boy Scout of the lowest rank.

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Syllabification: ten·der·foot

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