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Meaning of HOBO

Pronunciation:  'howbow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"

HOBO is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: bum, tramp
 See Also: dosser, drifter, floater, street person, vagrant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ho"bo\, n.; pl. {Hobos} or {Hoboes}. [Of uncertain
A professional tramp; one who spends his life traveling from
place to place, esp. by stealing rides on trains, and begging
for a living. [U. S.] -- {Ho"bo*ism}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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