hoydenism

hoyden

[hoid-n]
noun
1.
a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; a tomboy.
adjective
2.
boisterous; rude.
Also, hoiden.


Origin:
1585–95; perhaps < Middle Dutch heyden boor, heathen

hoydenish, adjective
hoydenism, noun
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hoyden or hoiden (ˈhɔɪdən)
 
n
a wild boisterous girl; tomboy
 
[C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch heidijn heathen]
 
hoiden or hoiden
 
n
 
[C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch heidijn heathen]
 
'hoydenish or hoiden
 
adj
 
'hoidenish or hoiden
 
adj
 
'hoydenishness or hoiden
 
n
 
'hoidenishness or hoiden
 
n

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hoyden
1593, perhaps from Du. heiden "rustic, uncivilized man," from M.Du. heiden "heathen." Originally in Eng. "rude, boorish fellow," sense of "ill-bred, boisterous female" first recorded 1676.
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