herstory

[ hur-stuh-ree, hurs-tree ]
/ ˈhɜr stə ri, ˈhɜrs tri /

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).

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Origin of herstory

First recorded in 1975–80
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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
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