Definition of Hobbledehoys

1. Noun. (plural of hobbledehoy) ¹



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Definition of Hobbledehoys

1. hobbledehoy [n] - See also: hobbledehoy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hobbledehoys

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

Literary usage of Hobbledehoys

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1885)
"Some of them were armed with cudgels or boat-stretchers ; not a few with improvised pikes or with cutlasses. The hobbledehoys of the alleys mustered strong ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"Good heavens, Danby! what could you be thinking about to bring us such morsels of humanity ?" "We wanted children," said Danby, "not hobbledehoys. ..."

3. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1903)
"Under the railway-arch a cluster of dejected hobbledehoys stopped him and broke the news. ... The hobbledehoys quailed before the child's white anger. ..."

4. The Warner Library by Charles Dudley Warner, Harry Morgan Ayres, John William Cunliffe, Helen Rex Keller, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1917)
"Good heavens, Danby! what could you be thinking about to bring us such morsels of humanity ?" "We wanted children," said Danby, "not hobbledehoys. ..."

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