herstory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Wordplay blend of her and history, derived as though the first syllable in history were his, the male pronoun.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɜrstəri/, /ˈhɜrstri/

Noun[edit]

herstory (plural herstories)

  1. (nonstandard) History that emphasizes the role of women, or that is told from a woman's (or from a feminist) point of view.
  2. (feminism) Any historical writing by or about women.

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References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989