Definitions

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  • n. The behaviour of a hoyden.

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  • n. masculinity in women (especially in girls and young women)

Etymologies

hoyden +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I tell you, Cousin Cap, if I were to take up all the quarrels your hoydenism might lead me into, I should have nothing else to do!

    The Hidden Hand

  • I tell you, Cousin Cap, if I were to take up all the quarrels your hoydenism might lead me into, I should have nothing else to do! "

    Capitola's Peril A Sequel to 'The Hidden Hand'

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