Definition of Hoydenism

1. Noun. Masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women).

Exact synonyms: Tomboyishness
Generic synonyms: Masculinity
Derivative terms: Tomboyish



Definition of Hoydenism

1. Noun. The behaviour of a hoyden. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoydenism

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hoyden
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hoydenism (current term)
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Literary usage of Hoydenism

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1. Godey's Magazine by Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1896)
"Such a combination of brimming mirth and divine tenderness—the one as free from hoydenism as the other is from bathos—is given possibly only to one or two ..."

2. An American in the Making: The Life Story of an Immigrant by Marcus Eli Ravage (1917)
"... couples and its Easter bonnets, its socials and its watches, its clear-headed emphasis on the things of this world, its innocent, child-like hoydenism. ..."

3. Manners; Or, Happy Homes and Good Society All the Year Round by Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1868)
"... become far too much the custom to forbid any thing which may lead to rough play or rudeness in any shape; and thus, in avoiding the Scylla of hoydenism, ..."

4. The English Illustrated Magazine (1908)
"... a firm, well- rounded, almost protruding chin, served to remove any suggestion of hoydenism that her slim figure might at first sight have engendered. ..."

5. Fraser's Magazine (1875)
"... nor do gushing girls rush in, all health and hoydenism, to get her to ' settle with mamma ' about to-morrow's boating party or next week's picnic. ..."

6. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1873)
"Oh, I have nothing to say against her, only your taste was so utterly opposed to anything like hoydenism or fastness." " So it is now, ..."

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