Definition of hoydenish in US English:

hoydenish

adjective

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  • See hoyden

    • ‘When exactly had the hoydenish young girl he used to tease turned into such a beauty?’
    • ‘One Catholic priest had been critical of the curriculum, saying, ‘If you would make girls hoydenish, give them algebra.’’
    • ‘A touching passage, one of the piece's several trios, casts the tiny, hoydenish Julie Tice as a childlike outsider yearning to be part of a teen-dream romance.’

Pronunciation

hoydenish

/ˈhoid(ə)niSH//ˈhɔɪd(ə)nɪʃ/