[ 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).

Origin of herstory

First recorded in 1975–80
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British Dictionary definitions for herstory

/ (ˈhɜːstərɪ) /


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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