- A rude, uncultured or rowdy girl or woman.
- 1985: Not all ladies in my profession are as that shameless , Mrs Charke, that has brought such distress through her malicious conduct and ill repute upon her worthy father, Mr Cibber; far from it, sir. " John Fowles, A Maggot
- 1997: Tabitha is lighting the candles in the sconces. A great, strong, heavy girl, a , not pretty, her face distinguished only by youth, by health. " Andrew Miller, Ingenious Pain
Etymology: Probably from Middle Dutch heiden "heathen, gypsy".
- Like a hoyden: high-spirited and boisterous; saucy, tomboyish.
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