Definitions for HOBOˈhoʊ boʊ
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tramp, hobo, bum(noun)
a disreputable vagrant
"a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
A homeless, usually penniless person, in some way associated with a life along the rails.
A migratory laborer
A tramp, vagabond; hence bum
To be a hobo, tramp, bum etc.
Joe idly hoboed through half the country till he realized hoboing never gets you anywhere in life.
Origin: a contraction of or English dialect hawbuck.
A hobo is a migratory worker or homeless vagabond, especially one who is penniless. The term originated in the Western—probably Northwestern—United States during the last decade of the 19th century. Unlike "tramps", who work only when they are forced to, and "bums", who do not work at all, "hobos" are workers who wander.
How about the actual definition of the word hobo? For you see "hobo" is a contraction two words "homeward and "bound". If you ask a sailor over 40, they will explain it to you. I have a small Curriers and Ives print of a sailing ship flying the "hobo pennant " and am looking for any of the 3 copies in an original size but it is out of print. Please don't spread colloquial rumors about soldiers coming back on sailing ships all bloody and in shock (PTSD) from dime novels from the turn of the previous century by those who had no idea what they were talking about. There's a whole lot more to be said about the 4th estate and ethics but I'll stop here.
The word hobo comes from the contraction of two words "homeward" and " bound".
The numerical value of HOBO in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of HOBO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- rodamónCatalan, Valencian
- vagabond, clodo, saisonnier, clochard, sans-abriFrench
- vagabondo, senzatettoItalian
- zwerver, vagebond, landloper, leegloper, daklozeDutch
- włóczęga, tramp, bezdomny, kloszard, robotnik sezonowy, wagabundaPolish
- sazonal, vagabundo, vagabunda, mendiga, mendigoPortuguese
- бездомный, бомжRussian
- vagabond, luffareSwedish
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