hy·​per·​fem·​i·​nine ˌhī-pər-ˈfe-mə-nən How to pronounce hyperfeminine (audio)
variants or hyper-feminine
: extremely or excessively feminine
Born in London in 1905 to a distant father and a hyperfeminine mother who despised her daughter's bookish ways, Challans entered nursing school in her late 20s, seeking life experience and escape from her parents' home.Andy Dehnart
hyperfemininity noun
or hyper-femininity
… exudes an esthetic hyperfemininity that goes beyond female. Lise Friedman

Examples of hyperfeminine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A lot of it also is that hypermasculine, hyperfeminine gender-role thing going on in mainstream pop. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 3 June 2021 But the genre does seem to take cues from Monroe’s bubbly public persona — and her apparent enjoyment of being a beautiful, hyperfeminine woman. Ashley Fetters Maloy, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2022 An example of that formality was a return to a hyperfeminine hourglass silhouette, balancing exaggerated proportions and actual inflatables. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 15 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperfeminine was in 1889

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“Hyperfeminine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperfeminine. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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