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[hur-stuh-ree, hurs-tree] /ˈhɜr stə ri, ˈhɜrs tri/
noun, plural herstories.
history (used especially in feminist literature and in women's studies as an alternative form to distinguish or emphasize the particular experience of women).
Origin of herstory
1975-80 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for herstory
  • There's a discussion of the difference between herstory and history.
  • She would be doing the same thing her family is doing in her memory right now: telling herstory in order to effect change.
  • The hospital physicians do not credit herstory, but are inclined to believe she is laboring under an hallucination.
British Dictionary definitions for herstory


history from a female point of view or as it relates to women
Word Origin
C20: from changing the initial his in history to her, as if history were derived from his + story rather than from Latin historia
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