hoiden

[hoid-n]

noun, adjective


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Nearby words

  1. hohhot,
  2. hohokam,
  3. hoi polloi,
  4. hoick,
  5. hoicks,
  6. hoihow,
  7. hoise,
  8. hoisin,
  9. hoisin sauce,
  10. hoist

Related formshoi·den·ish, adjective

hoyden

or hoi·den

[hoid-n]

noun

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

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for hoiden

hoiden

noun

a variant spelling of hoyden
Derived Formshoidenish, adjectivehoidenishness, noun

hoyden

hoiden

noun

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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