hoiden

[hoid-n]
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Related formshoi·den·ish, adjective

hoyden

or hoi·den

[hoid-n]
noun
  1. a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; a tomboy.
adjective
  1. boisterous; rude.

Origin of hoyden

1585–95; perhaps < Middle Dutch heyden boor, heathen
Related formshoy·den·ish, adjectivehoy·den·ism, noun
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Related Words for hoiden

romp, meg, gamine, spitfire, hoyden, hoiden

Examples from the Web for hoiden

Historical Examples of hoiden

  • In the more innocent sense of the word she looked like her name, Hoiden.

    Hoosier Mosaics

    Maurice Thompson

  • 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.

    Hoosier Mosaics

    Maurice Thompson

  • When Hoiden saw the letter was for Luke she begged leave to put in a few words of postscript, and she had her way.

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    Maurice Thompson

  • Meantime the railroad was completed, and Mr. Pearl came to the Judge's early one morning and called for Hoiden.

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    Maurice Thompson


British Dictionary definitions for hoiden

hoiden

noun
  1. a variant spelling of hoyden
Derived Formshoidenish, adjectivehoidenishness, noun

hoyden

hoiden

noun
  1. a wild boisterous girl; tomboy
Derived Formshoydenish or hoidenish, adjectivehoydenishness or hoidenishness, noun

Word Origin for hoyden

C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch heidijn heathen
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Word Origin and History for hoiden

hoyden

n.

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.

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