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Meaning of HOBBLEDEHOY

Pronunciation:  'h√Ębuldee`hoy

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy
 

HOBBLEDEHOY is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: spring chicken, young person, younker, youth

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hob"ble*de*hoy`\, Hobbletehoy \Hob"ble*te*hoy`\, n.
[Written also {hobbetyhoy}, {hobbarddehoy}, {hobbedehoy},
{hobdehoy}.] [ Cf. Prob. E. hobbledygee with a limping
movement; also F. hobereau, a country squire, E. hobby, and
OF. hoi to-day; perh. the orig. sense was, an upstart of
to-day.]
A youth between boy and man; an awkward, gawky young fellow .
[Colloq.]

      All the men, boys, and hobbledehoys attached to the
      farm.                                    --Dickens. .

 

 

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