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noun 
  1. 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
adjective 
  1. Like a hoyden: high-spirited and boisterous; saucy, tomboyish.
Etymology: Probably from Middle Dutch heiden "heathen, gypsy".


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