hoiden

[ hoid-n ]
/ ˈhɔɪd n /

noun, adjective

OTHER WORDS FROM hoiden

hoi·den·ish, adjective

Definition for hoiden (2 of 2)

hoyden

or hoi·den

[ hoid-n ]
/ ˈhɔɪd n /

noun

a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; a tomboy.

adjective

boisterous; rude.

Origin of hoyden

1585–95; perhaps < Middle Dutch heyden boor, heathen

OTHER WORDS FROM hoyden

hoy·den·ish, adjectivehoy·den·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hoiden (1 of 2)

hoiden
/ (ˈhɔɪdən) /

noun

a variant spelling of hoyden

Derived forms of hoiden

hoidenish, adjectivehoidenishness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for hoiden (2 of 2)

hoyden

hoiden

/ (ˈhɔɪdən) /

noun

a wild boisterous girl; tomboy

Derived forms of hoyden

hoydenish or hoidenish, adjectivehoydenishness or hoidenishness, noun

Word Origin for hoyden

C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch heidijn heathen
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