AskDefine | Define tenderfoot

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tenderfoot n : an inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living) [also: tenderfeet (pl)]

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  1. An inexperienced person; a novice
  2. A newcomer to the region in the old U.S. frontier days.
  3. The lowest rank of Boy Scout.


  • Finnish: vasta-alkaja, noviisi, mopo, keltanokka
newcomer in the old US frontier days
  • Finnish: arkajalka

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Extensive Definition

A tenderfoot is slang for an inexperienced person.
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