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  • n. Plural form of hoyden.


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  • Tossing it aside, she boldly faced him, knowing she must look like the most shameless of hoydens kneeling before him with her hair tumbling every which way and her cheeks and breasts still flushed from the pleasure he had given her.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • As Nahma Sandrow describes it, “Throughout her career she specialized in playing romping, innocent young hoydens and, enormous eyes brimming with tears, sensitive girls and wildly weeping mothers.”

    Theater in the United States.

  • Two feet away, Rachel was surrounded by hoydens screeching about how lucky she was to have a boyfriend like Sean.

    The Boys Next Door

  • Myabe Dad can keep the PRC's economic patronage of this country going strong by marrying one of these hoydens off to a Politiburo member.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • “Suddenly we have two hoydens in the family — three when Morgan joins us next year.”

    Slightly Married

  • It was composed of different branches of a numerous family connection, where there were the usual proportion of old uncles and aunts, comfortable married dames, superannuated spinsters, blooming country cousins, half-fledged striplings, and bright-eyed boarding-school hoydens.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • “Since I can only manage two hoydens and one bedraggled cat at a time, I fear the holly will have to wait.”


  • Her name was Penny or Jenny, I forget which; she had dyed gold hair which went vilely with her yellow satin dress, and she was one of your squealing hoydens, but she had tremendous energy and high pointed breasts of which she was immensely proud, which made up for a lot.

    Flash For Freedom

  • -- Mrs. Jordan was inimitable in exemplifying the consequences of too much restraint in ill-educated country girls, in romps, in hoydens, and in wards on whom the mercenary have designs.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 5, July 29, 1850

  • Girls may be romps and hoydens, vixens and scolds, but the sugar and spice will always be detected, and, with all drawbacks allowed, the little girl is still entitled to Mr. MANTALINI'S cognomen of "demnition sweetness."

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 04, April 23, 1870


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