hoyden

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noun hoy·den \ˈhȯi-dən\

Definition of hoyden

  1. :  a girl or woman of saucy, boisterous, or carefree behavior

hoydenish

play \ˈhȯi-dən-ish\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hoyden

perhaps from obsolete Dutch heiden country lout, from Middle Dutch, heathen; akin to Old English hǣthen heathen


First Known Use: 1676

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