hoydenism


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hoydenism

(ˈhɔɪdənˌɪzəm)
n
(in women, esp young women) the character of a hoyden, hoydenishness, or masculinity
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hoydenism

ill-bred, boisterous, or tomboyish behavior in a woman. — hoyden, n. , — hoydenish, adj.
See also: Behavior
ill-bred, boisterous, or tomboyish behavior in a woman. — hoyden, n.hoydenish, adj.
See also: Women
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoydenism - masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)hoydenism - masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)
masculinity - the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men
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