hoydenish
adjective see hoyden

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hoydenish — hoyden ► NOUN dated ▪ a boisterous girl. DERIVATIVES hoydenish adjective. ORIGIN probably from Dutch heiden, denoting a rude man; related to HEATHEN(Cf. ↑heathenism) …   English terms dictionary

  • hoydenish — See hoyden. * * * …   Universalium

  • hoydenish — adjective Somewhat hoyden …   Wiktionary

  • hoydenish — hoy·den·ish …   English syllables

  • hoydenish — /ˈhɔɪdənɪʃ/ (say hoyduhnish) adjective boisterous; tomboyish. {hoyden + ish1} –hoydenishly, adverb –hoydenishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • hoydenish — adjective used of girls; wild and boisterous • Syn: ↑tomboyish • Similar to: ↑unwomanly • Derivationally related forms: ↑tomboyishness (for: ↑tomboyish) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoyden — hoydenish, adj. hoydenism, n. /hoyd n/, n. 1. a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; a tomboy. adj. 2. boisterous; rude. Also, hoiden. [1585 95; perh. < MD heyden boor, HEATHEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • hoi´den|ish|ness — hoi|den|ish «HOY duh nihsh», adjective. = hoydenish. (Cf. ↑hoydenish) –hoi´den|ish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoi|den|ish — «HOY duh nihsh», adjective. = hoydenish. (Cf. ↑hoydenish) –hoi´den|ish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoyden — noun Etymology: perhaps from obsolete Dutch heiden country lout, from Middle Dutch, heathen; akin to Old English hǣthen heathen Date: 1676 a girl or woman of saucy, boisterous, or carefree behavior • hoydenish adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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