Meaning of hoydenish in English:

hoydenish

Pronunciation /ˈhɔɪd(ə)nɪʃ/

adjective

dated

See hoyden

‘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.’
  • ‘When exactly had the hoydenish young girl he used to tease turned into such a beauty?’
  • ‘She plays the hoydenish and headstrong Jo with deep emotion and a commanding singing voice.’
  • ‘She has her matchmaking work cut out for her when she encounters the pretty but hoydenish Lady Deborah Western.’
  • ‘I book a table for four lured by the promise of jazz, cocktails, intrigue, and hoydenish behaviour.’