What does hobbyhorse mean?

Definitions for hobbyhorse
ˈhɒb iˌhɔrshob·by·horse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hobbyhorsenoun

    a topic to which one constantly reverts

    "don't get him started on his hobbyhorse"

  2. hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horsenoun

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


  1. hobbyhorse

    A hobby horse is a costume or character involved in traditional customs such as the morris dance and mummers' play.


  1. hobbyhorse

    A hobbyhorse is a term with two main meanings: 1. It refers to a toy that consists of a long stick with a model of a horse's head at one end, often used by children for pretend play of horse riding. 2. Figuratively, a hobbyhorse is a topic or idea that someone is particularly interested in or constantly talks about, usually to a degree that might be seen as excessive or obsessive by others. It is often referred to as a favorite project or a particular enthusiasm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hobbyhorsenoun

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

  2. Hobbyhorsenoun

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

  3. Hobbyhorsenoun

    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. Etymology: [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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobbyhorse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobbyhorse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hobbyhorse in a Sentence

  1. Laurence Sterne:

    So long as a man rides his hobbyhorse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him - pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?


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