Where Did the Term Tomboy Come from?

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There are several different versions of where the term tomboy may have come from. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Etymology it was in relation to the terms tomfoolery and tom-fool. But if looking at the Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology it came from combining Tom and boy to mean a rude or boisterous boy.
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