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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

of or relating to a boisterous, bold girl; like a tomboy.

Usage examples (32)
  • Her principal charm was a laughing, hoydenish countenance and roguish eyes.
  • Angelica had been for some time in her most hoydenish, least human stage, during which she had given up hugging
  • Miss Woodhull and Beverly was informed that "such hoydenish actions should be relegated to the uncultured herd."
  • These hoydenish manners, these ridiculous expeditions, these scampers all over the country, must be renounced forthwith. for more
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