Hobby Hob"by, n.; pl. {Hobbies}. [OE. hobi; cf. OF. hobe, hob['e], F. hobereau a hobby, a species of falcon. OF. hober to move, stir. Cf. {Hobby} a horse.] (Zo["o]l.) A small, strong-winged European falcon ({Falco subbuteo}), formerly trained for hawking.

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