Hoyden definition

hoidn
(archaic) A rude, uncultured or rowdy girl or woman.
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Like a hoyden: high-spirited and boisterous; saucy, tomboyish.
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A high-spirited, boisterous, or saucy girl.
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High-spirited; boisterous.
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A bold, boisterous girl; tomboy.
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Bold and boisterous; tomboyish.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of hoyden - hoiden

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hoyden
Plural:
hoydens

Origin of hoyden

  • From earlier hoyden a rude youth probably from Dutch heiden heathen, boor from Middle Dutch kaito- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Probably from Middle Dutch heiden, from Germanic heidano ‘heathen, gypsy’.

    From Wiktionary