Herstory definition

hûrstə-rē
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History considered from a feminist viewpoint or emphasizing the actions of women.
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History, esp. history from a feminist perspective.
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(nonstandard) History that emphasizes the role of women, or that is told from a woman's (from a feminist) point of view.
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(feminism) Any historical writing by or about women.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
herstory
Plural:
herstories

Origin of herstory

  • Blend of her history (under an interpretation of the latter as “his story”)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Wordplay blend of her and history, derived as though the first syllable in history were his, the male pronoun.

    From Wiktionary