hoiden [hoid-n] Examplesnoun, adjective
Related formshoi·den·ish, adjective hoyden or hoi·den [hoid-n] noun
- a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; a tomboy.
- 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.
Talking never mended matters; Jack was at the hoiden age, and had to grow into tidiness and womanhood by-and-by.
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.
When Hoiden saw the letter was for Luke she begged leave to put in a few words of postscript, and she had her way.
Meantime the railroad was completed, and Mr. Pearl came to the Judge’s early one morning and called for Hoiden.
British Dictionary definitions for hoiden hoiden noun
- a variant spelling of hoyden
Derived Formshoidenish, adjectivehoidenishness, noun hoyden hoiden noun
- 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.