tenderfoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tenderfoot an inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tenderfoot A delicate person; one not inured to the hardship and rudeness of pioneer life.
    • Tenderfoot See Boy scout.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tenderfoot A new-comer on the plains or in the bush, or one who has not become hardened to the life there; a greenhorn; a novice.
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Usage

In literature:

But Grey was no tenderfoot.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
He was a rich fellow who had come out from the east and gone to ranching, a tenderfoot.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Thinkin' I'm gittin' rooked because I'm a tenderfoot, I raise a row to oncet and start to climb the guy.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
You look like a tenderfoot.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
You ain't so bad for a tenderfoot.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
I forgot; you're a tenderfoot, of course.
"Gold" by Stewart White
For young Lieutenant Beale, the tenderfoot, it was hair-raising.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
Enraged at the storekeeper's interference, hot with disappointment, he saw himself stood up like a tenderfoot.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Maybe you think I'm a tenderfoot?
"The Monster and Other Stories" by Stephen Crane
The tenderfoot manager of a mine in a lonesome gulch of the Black Hills has a hard time of it, but "wins out" in more ways than one.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
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In news:

Tenderfoot Mountain motorized trail system open for comment.
The US Forest Service is seeking comment on the proposed Tenderfoot Mountain motorcycle trail system that was redesigned to limit environmental impacts.
Hospice moves to Tenderfoot Hill space this week.
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care is making the move to its own building this week, and will be open for business Monday at 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St.
Tenderfoot Mountain motorized trail system open for comment.
2540 Tenderfoot Hill St Colorado Springs, CO Cheyenne Mountain 576-2540 flatirons .biz.
Flagstaff, AZ – One hundred years ago, a 22-year-old tenderfoot and new graduate of the Yale Forestry School arrived in eastern Arizona.
Summit County voices opposition to Tenderfoot motorized system.
County officials seek public comment on Tenderfoot Mountain.
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