Definition of Hobbyhorse

1. Noun. A topic to which one constantly reverts. "Don't get him started on his hobbyhorse"

Generic synonyms: Preoccupation



2. Noun. A child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride.
Exact synonyms: Hobby, Rocking Horse
Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy
Terms within: Rocker

Definition of Hobbyhorse

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of hobby horse) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hobbyhorse

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hobbyhorse

hobblers
hobbles
hobbleshaw
hobbleshaws
hobbletehoy
hobbletehoys
hobbling
hobblingly
hobblings
hobbly
hobby
hobby-horse
hobby-horses
hobby horse
hobby horses
hobbyhorse (current term)
hobbyhorses
hobbyhorsical
hobbyism
hobbyisms
hobbyist
hobbyistic
hobbyists
hobbyless
hobday
hobdayed
hobdaying
hobdays
hobdehoy
hobdehoys

Literary usage of Hobbyhorse

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1. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1847)
"How they become the morris, with whose bells They ring all into Whitsun ales, and swear Through twenty scarfs and napkins, till the hobbyhorse Tire, ..."

2. The Field Reader by Walter Taylor Field (1921)
"I HAD A LITTLE hobbyhorse I had a little hobbyhorse And it was dapple-gray; Its head was made of pea straw, Its tail was made of hay. ..."

3. A Topographical History of Staffordshire: Including Its Agriculture, Mines by William Pitt (1817)
"A remarkable custom, called the hobbyhorse Dance, is mentioned by Dr. Plot, as having existed in this town within the memory of many persons alive at the ..."

4. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris, Edward Wedlake Brayley (1813)
"This practice seems to have existed at other places besides Abbot's Bromley; for we find hobbyhorse money frequently mentioned in the old parish books, ..."

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