Marie of Romania (miss_daizy) wrote in 1word1day,
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hoyden [hoid-n] n.

-a high-sprited or saucy girl;
-a bold and boisterous girl.

Etymology:

Middle Dutch heidijn = heathen

Usage:

“The siren south is well enough, but New York, at the beginning of March, is a hoyden we would not care to miss-a drafty wench, her temperature up and down, full of bold promises and dust in the eye.” E.B. White
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