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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hob•byˈhɒb i(n.)(pl.)-bies.

  1. an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation.

  2. a child's hobbyhorse.

  3. Archaic. a small horse.

Origin of hobby:

1325–75; ME hoby(n), prob. for Robin or Robert (cf. hob2), used as horse's name, as in dobbin


hob•byˈhɒb i(n.)(pl.)-bies.

  1. any of various small, very swift falcons, esp. Falco subbuteo, of Eurasia.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of hobby:

1400–50; late ME hoby < MF hobé, suffixal var. of MF, OF hobel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hobbyist(noun)

    a person who pursues an activity in their spare time for pleasure


  1. hobbyist(Noun)

    A person who is interested in a subject or an activity as a hobby


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