- a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; a tomboy.
- boisterous; rude.
Origin of hoyden
Examples from the Web for hoiden
In the more innocent sense of the word she looked like her name, Hoiden.
Talking never mended matters; Jack was at the hoiden age, and had to grow into tidiness and womanhood by-and-by.Esther
Rosa Nouchette Carey
Only an hour later Mr. Pearl and Hoiden stood at the new station on Luke's land, waiting for the east-going train.
When Hoiden saw the letter was for Luke she begged leave to put in a few words of postscript, and she had her way.
Meantime the railroad was completed, and Mr. Pearl came to the Judge's early one morning and called for Hoiden.
- a variant spelling of hoyden
- a wild boisterous girl; tomboy
Word Origin and History for hoiden
1590s, of unknown origin; perhaps from Dutch heiden "rustic, uncivilized man," from Middle Dutch heiden "heathen" (see heathen). Originally in English "rude, boorish fellow;" sense of "ill-bred, boisterous female" first recorded 1670s.