Definitions for hobbledehoyˈhɒb əl diˌhɔɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hob•ble•de•hoyˈhɒb əl diˌhɔɪ(n.)

  1. an awkward ungainly youth.

Origin of hobbledehoy:

1530–40; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hobbledehoy(noun)

    an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy


  1. hobbledehoy(Noun)

    An awkward adolescent boy.

    All the men, boys, and hobbledehoys attached to the farm. uE000296597uE001 Dickens.

  2. Origin: From . Compare English dialect hobbledygee with a limping movement; also hobereau, a country squire, English hobby, and hoi today; perhaps the original sense was "an upstart of today".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hobbledehoy(noun)

    alt. of Hobbletehoy


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