Definition of hensure in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhɛnˈʃɔː/ /ˌhɛnˈʃʊə/ /ˈhɛnʃɔː/


  • In and with reference to the writing of D. H. Lawrence: self-assured in conforming to traditionally feminine gender stereotypes, especially in relying on instinct and intuition rather than ego and intellect.

    Often in opposition to cocksure.


1920s; earliest use found in D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930), writer. From hen + sure, humorously after cocksure.