Meaning of tenderfoot

ten•der•foot

Pronunciation: (ten'dur-foot"), [key]
— pl. -foots, -feet
  1. a raw, inexperienced person; novice.
  2. a newcomer to the ranching and mining regions of the western U.S., unused to hardships.
  3. one in the lowest rank of the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of America.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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