hobbedehoy
Hobbledehoy Hob"ble*de*hoy`, Hobbletehoy Hob"ble*te*hoy`, n. [Written also {hobbetyhoy}, {hobbarddehoy}, {hobbedehoy}, {hobdehoy}.] [ Cf. Prob. E. hobbledygee with a limping movement; also F. hobereau, a country squire, E. hobby, and OF. hoi to-day; perh. the orig. sense was, an upstart of to-day.] A youth between boy and man; an awkward, gawky young fellow . [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

All the men, boys, and hobbledehoys attached to the farm. --Dickens. . [1913 Webster]


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  • Hobbledehoy — Hob ble*de*hoy , Hobbletehoy Hob ble*te*hoy , n. [Written also {hobbetyhoy}, {hobbarddehoy}, {hobbedehoy}, {hobdehoy}.] [ Cf. Prob. E. hobbledygee with a limping movement; also F. hobereau, a country squire, E. hobby, and OF. hoi to day; perh.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hobbletehoy — Hobbledehoy Hob ble*de*hoy , Hobbletehoy Hob ble*te*hoy , n. [Written also {hobbetyhoy}, {hobbarddehoy}, {hobbedehoy}, {hobdehoy}.] [ Cf. Prob. E. hobbledygee with a limping movement; also F. hobereau, a country squire, E. hobby, and OF. hoi to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hobdehoy — Hobbledehoy Hob ble*de*hoy , Hobbletehoy Hob ble*te*hoy , n. [Written also {hobbetyhoy}, {hobbarddehoy}, {hobbedehoy}, {hobdehoy}.] [ Cf. Prob. E. hobbledygee with a limping movement; also F. hobereau, a country squire, E. hobby, and OF. hoi to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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