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Definitions for hobbledehoy
ˈhɒb əl diˌhɔɪhob·blede·hoy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hobbledehoynoun

    an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy


  1. hobbledehoynoun

    An awkward adolescent boy.

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

  2. Etymology: 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".


  1. hobbledehoy

    Hobbledehoy Record Co. ( HOB-əl-dee-hoy) is an artistic-centric independent record label in Adelaide, Australia. Founded by Tom Majerczak while he was attending University in Melbourne, the label has released notable recordings by Blueline Medic, Owen, Arrows, This Will Destroy You and others.


  1. hobbledehoy

    A hobbledehoy is a term used to describe a clumsy or awkward youth, particularly a boy in the transitional phase between boyhood and manhood. The term is often used in a somewhat affectionate or humorous context. It originated from British English in the mid-16th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hobbledehoynoun

    alt. of Hobbletehoy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hobbledehoy

    hob′l-de-hoi′, n. an awkward youth, a stripling, neither man nor boy.—adj. Hobbledehoy′ish.—n. Hobbledehoy′ism. [Prob. conn. with hobble, referring to awkward gait.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobbledehoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobbledehoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Translations for hobbledehoy

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  • TollpatschGerman
  • [[неуклюжий]] [[подросток]]Russian
  • yeni yetme, toy ergen, yeniyetmeTurkish

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    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    A usurious
    B jejune
    C commensal
    D flabby

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