hy·​per·​fem·​i·​nine | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈfe-mə-nən How to pronounce hyperfeminine (audio) \
variants: or hyper-feminine

Definition of hyperfeminine

: 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

Other Words from hyperfeminine

hyperfemininity \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌfe-​mə-​ˈni-​nə-​tē How to pronounce hyperfemininity (audio) \ or hyper-femininity noun
… exudes an esthetic hyperfemininity that goes beyond female. — Lise Friedman

First Known Use of hyperfeminine

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperfeminine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperfeminine. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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