hoydenish hoydenish

Definition(s):

  • (adj) used of girls; wild and boisterous

Usage(s):

  1. Maidens revolt in every third novel these days but here is a maiden whose technique is neither kittenish nor hoydenish.
  2. Two seasons ago, the lucky combination was The Owl and the Pussycat, juxtaposing an erudite white bookstore clerk and a hoydenish Negro prostitute.
  3. She sketches in charming details of her early hoydenish exploits, followed by baby-ballerina days in Cincinnati.
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