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A high-spirited, boisterous, or saucy girl.
[From earlier hoyden, a rude youth, probably from Dutch heiden, heathen, boor, from Middle Dutch; see kaito- in Indo-European roots.]
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a wild boisterous girl; tomboy
[C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch heidijn heathen]
ˈhoydenish, ˈhoidenish adj
ˈhoydenishness, ˈhoidenishness n
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a boisterous, bold, and carefree girl; tomboy.
[1585–95; perhaps < Middle Dutch heyden boor, heathen]
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hoyden- Can be applied to rude, ignorant people.
See also related terms for rude.
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hoyden(o.f.) [ˈhɔɪdn] N → marimacho m
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