herstory

noun
her·​sto·​ry | \ ˈhər-st(ə-)rē How to pronounce herstory (audio) \
plural herstories

Definition of herstory

: 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 These tales lurking under the surface are finally springing to the fore, jumping from the footnotes to the main text, making herstory. Judy Batalion, Time, 8 Apr. 2021 That’s not to discredit her history (her herstory?). Raven Smith, Vogue, 6 Aug. 2020 The show is a look at America's messy history, or maybe in this case herstory, that has continued to have a major effect on current politics. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 15 Apr. 2020 For the first time in its 10-year herstory, the Emmy-winning franchise death-drops across the Atlantic for its British debut, and the crop of queens vying for the title are as extra as their names (Sum Ting Wong! Baga Chipz! Cheryl Hole!). Ew Staff, EW.com, 11 Oct. 2019 View this post on Instagram Proud and excited to be witnessing #herstory alongside these leading ladies as more women have won seats in the US House of Representatives than ever before. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, 23 Nov. 2018 Proud and excited to be witnessing #herstory alongside these leading ladies as more women have won seats in the US House of Representatives than ever before. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, 23 Nov. 2018 The queens of the House of Light are challenged by their rivals of House of Di’abolique — and the rest is herstory. Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Apr. 2018 In honor of our genuine state of shock from this week’s episode of All Stars 3, Billboard Pride has compiled a list of the 10 most shocking moments in RuPaul’s Drag Race herstory. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of herstory

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for herstory

blend of her and history

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The first known use of herstory was in 1962

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“Herstory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herstory. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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