her·​sto·​ry ˈhər-st(ə-)rē How to pronounce herstory (audio)
plural herstories
: history
specifically : history considered or presented from a feminist viewpoint or with special attention to the experience of women

Examples of herstory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The queens deliver their 'herstory' on stage at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts with powerhouse pop performances, sick beats, and soaring ballads. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 10 Apr. 2024 Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter continues to make herstory as the queen of KNTRY became the first Black woman to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 8 Apr. 2024 The greatest one-season wonder in Housewives herstory. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 23 Jan. 2024 The drag star, who ended up making it to the final four, made herstory this season as the second trans man to ever compete in the franchise. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 17 Jan. 2024 Raised listening to Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, and Barbra Streisand, Plasma channeled her love for divas into drag … and the rest is herstory. Vulture, 6 Dec. 2023 Raised listening to Julie Andrews, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, Plasma channeled her love for divas into drag… and the rest is herstory. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 6 Dec. 2023 The fond impressions were planted later, Blade Runner-style, by online fandom — because what should have been herstory’s greatest Super Bowl ad of all time never actually aired in America! Jamie Bryan, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2023 Though rare, women in ska and on the mic aren’t new, and Sister Nancy is here to remind everyone of this herstory. Heather Augustyn, Spin, 10 Oct. 2023

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Word History


blend of her and history

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of herstory was in 1876

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“Herstory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herstory. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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