Definition of Hobbledehoy

1. Noun. An awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy.




Definition of Hobbledehoy

1. n. A youth between boy and man; an awkward, gawky young fellow .

Definition of Hobbledehoy

1. Noun. An awkward adolescent boy. ¹

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Definition of Hobbledehoy

1. [n -HOYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hobbledehoy

hobbist
hobbit
hobbitlike
hobbitry
hobbits
hobbitses
hobbity
hobble
hobble-bush
hobble-bushes
hobble skirt
hobble skirts
hobblebush
hobblebushes
hobbled
hobbledehoy (current term)
hobbledehoyhood
hobbledehoys
hobbler
hobblers
hobbles
hobbleshaw
hobbleshaws
hobbletehoy
hobbletehoys
hobbling
hobblingly
hobblings
hobbly
hobby

Literary usage of Hobbledehoy

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1. Wessex by Clive Holland (1906)
"drum-thumping, cymbal-banging, and loud-voiced en treaties, at last a hobbledehoy of fifteen, fishing out his tuppence from the depths of his corduroy ..."

2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1889)
"Now our idea of a girl of fourteen years of age is a sort of female hobbledehoy—it's the only word that expresses it, and unfortunately hobbledehoy ..."

3. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1871)
"Odious, exclaims De Quincey, is the hobbledehoy to the mature young man. And Rousseau safely enough asserts, ... This particular ' hobbledehoy sought vainly ..."

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