hoiden


hoiden

hoiden [hoid-n] Examples See more synonyms for hoiden on Thesaurus.com noun, adjective

  1. hoyden.

Related formshoi·den·ish, adjective hoyden or hoi·den [hoid-n] noun

  1. a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; a tomboy.

adjective

  1. boisterous; rude.

Origin of hoyden 1585–95; perhaps Middle Dutch heyden boor, heathen Related formshoy·den·ish, adjectivehoy·den·ism, noun Related Words for hoiden romp, meg, gamine, spitfire, hoyden, hoiden Examples from the Web for hoiden Historical Examples of hoiden

  • In the more innocent sense of the word she looked like her name, Hoiden.

    Hoosier Mosaics

    Maurice Thompson

  • Talking never mended matters; Jack was at the hoiden age, and had to grow into tidiness and womanhood by-and-by.

    Esther

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • Only an hour later Mr. Pearl and Hoiden stood at the new station on Luke’s land, waiting for the east-going train.

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    Maurice Thompson

  • When Hoiden saw the letter was for Luke she begged leave to put in a few words of postscript, and she had her way.

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    Maurice Thompson

  • Meantime the railroad was completed, and Mr. Pearl came to the Judge’s early one morning and called for Hoiden.

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    Maurice Thompson

  • British Dictionary definitions for hoiden hoiden noun

    1. a variant spelling of hoyden

    Derived Formshoidenish, adjectivehoidenishness, noun hoyden hoiden noun

    1. a wild boisterous girl; tomboy

    Derived Formshoydenish or hoidenish, adjectivehoydenishness or hoidenishness, nounWord Origin for hoyden C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch heidijn heathen Word Origin and History for hoiden hoyden n.

    1590s, of unknown origin; perhaps from Dutch heiden “rustic, uncivilized man,” from Middle Dutch heiden “heathen” (see heathen). Originally in English “rude, boorish fellow;” sense of “ill-bred, boisterous female” first recorded 1670s.

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