from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. History considered from a feminist viewpoint or emphasizing the actions of women.
- n. A narrative or chronology of events in a woman's life: "the truncated herstory of three black female students” ( Wanda Coleman).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. History that emphasizes the role of women, or that is told from a woman's (or from a feminist) point of view.
- n. Any historical writing by or about women.
Blend of her and history (under an interpretation of the latter as "his story” ).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of her and history, derived playfully as if the first syllable in history were his, the male pronoun. (Wiktionary)