hoydenish :

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  • s  used of girls; wild and boisterous

  • Though her mother and grandmother never succeeded in being elegantly maintained, they firmly insist that the traditions of their calling must be, and that the still hoydenish Gigi .
  • Ida Lupino (re-emerging after a long hibernation) throws a rousing fit of hysterics as the hoydenish model who defaces Ronald Colman's pictorial masterpiece just after he goes blind.
  • Maidens revolt in every third novel these days but here is a maiden whose technique is neither kittenish nor hoydenish.

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