Definition of Hoyden

1. Noun. A girl who behaves in a boyish manner.

Exact synonyms: Romp, Tomboy
Generic synonyms: Fille, Girl, Miss, Missy, Young Lady, Young Woman



Definition of Hoyden

1. n. Same as Hoiden.

Definition of Hoyden

1. Noun. (archaic) A rude, uncultured or rowdy girl or woman. ¹

2. Adjective. Like a hoyden: high-spirited and boisterous; saucy, tomboyish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hoyden

1. to act like a tomboy [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoyden

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hoyden (current term)
hoyden(a)
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Literary usage of Hoyden

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1. A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights, Players, and by William Davenport Adams (1904)
"... that she is not confined to females of a superior class ; she can descend occasionally to the country girl, the romp, the hoyden, and the chambermaid, ..."

2. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"hoyden. Now and for a long time since a clownish ill- bred girl; yet I cannot doubt that Skinner is right when he finds in it only another form of ' heathen ..."

3. A History of the Town of Industry: Franklin County, Maine, from the Earliest by William Collins Hatch (1893)
"The barracks where the troops were rendezvoused were near Mr. New- comb's house, and young hoyden was engaged as their drummer, lie was dressed in full ..."

4. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"1175. To HOYT, or HOIT. To make a riotous noise. Hence hoity-toity, ¡nui, perhaps, hoyden. ... hoyden ..."

5. American Primary Teacher.Education (1897)
"Nature Study for March А С hoyden L'CO Nature Study for May and June A С hoyden 338 Nature Study for November A C1 hoyden " 99 Nature Study for October A ( ..."

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