Dictionary.com

herstory

[ hur-stuh-ree, hurs-tree ]
/ ˈhɜr stə ri, ˈhɜrs tri /
Save This Word!

noun, plural her·sto·ries.
history (used especially in feminist literature and in women's studies as an alternative form to distinguish or emphasize the particular experience of women).
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of herstory

First recorded in 1975–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for herstory

herstory
/ (ˈhɜːstərɪ) /

noun
history from a female point of view or as it relates to women

Word Origin for herstory

C20: from changing the initial his in history to her, as if history were derived from his + story rather than from Latin historia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK