- a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; a tomboy.
- boisterous; rude.
Origin of hoyden
Examples from the Web for hoiden
Historical Examples of 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 for hoyden
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.