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- adj. Alternative form of hoydenish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like, or appropriate to, a hoiden.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the manners of a hoiden; like or appropriate to a hoiden.
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I suppose I ought not to wonder if a little of this vigor clings to her manner, making it not hoidenish exactly, but different from the manner of Beacon Street girls, who, after all said and done, have certainly the best breeding of any girls the world over.
She has dropped her old hoidenish ways and goes about as prim as a Puritan.
You were always so wild and hoidenish in your playing.
Hertha, the more hoidenish, called into the room: "Come, Effi."
There was no mistaking that hearty, hoidenish manner; and seizing both of her hands in mine, I shouted: 'I've found you out -- you're a
In my childhood I was particularly fond of the hoidenish amusement of jumping out of our high barn-window, and landing on the straw underneath.
I used to think that I could succeed in living up to her grand manners with better success than the other rather hoidenish young ladies who chanced to be the guests at Grassmere the time I was there.
Like raveled red girdles flung down by some hoidenish goddess in mirth
"She's so hoidenish," observed Anna, to her sister-in-law, when they came to the name of Aileen.
Give up one hoidenish way at a time; that will be easier than trying to do all at once, you know.