history, esp. history from a feminist perspective: term used chiefly by feminists
Origin of herstoryherpossessive pronominal adjective (poss. pronominal adjective ) + (hi)story: intended to avoid the masculine implications of the pun “his story”/“history”
History considered from a feminist viewpoint or emphasizing the actions of women.
Origin of herstoryBlend of her history ( under an interpretation of the latter as “his story” )
- (nonstandard) History that emphasizes the role of women, or that is told from a woman's (from a feminist) point of view.
- (feminism) Any historical writing by or about women.