Definitions for hobbyhorseˈhɒb iˌhɔrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hobbyhorse(noun)

    a topic to which one constantly reverts

    "don't get him started on his hobbyhorse"

  2. hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horse(noun)

    a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hobbyhorse(noun)

    a strong, active horse, of a middle size, said to have been originally from Ireland; an ambling nag

  2. Hobbyhorse(noun)

    a stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on which boys make believe to ride

  3. Hobbyhorse(noun)

    a subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse, thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion

  4. Origin: [OE. hobin a nag, OF. hobin hobby; cf. hober to stir, move; prob. of German or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. hoppe a mare, dial. Sw. hoppa; perh. akin to E. hop to jump.]

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