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Definition of "herstory" [herstory]

  • History considered from a feminist viewpoint or emphasizing the actions of women. (noun)
  • A narrative or chronology of events in a woman's life: "the truncated herstory of three black female students” ( Wanda Coleman). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "herstory" in a sentence
  • "Fey won't be remembered by history, because herstory is not history."
  • "Posted at 06: 01 PM in herstory, pi, sociologie/anthropologie | Permalink"
  • "And one thing that has occurred, I believe, throughout human herstory is women helping to raise one another's children -- often in an attempt to keep the kids free from sexual predation by adult males."