noun hob·by \ˈhä-bē\
plural hobbies

Definition of HOBBY

:  a small Old World falcon (Falco subbuteo) that is dark blue above and white below with dark streaking on the breast

Origin of HOBBY

Middle English hoby, from Anglo-French hobel, hobé
First Known Use: 15th century


plural hobbies

Definition of HOBBY

:  a pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation
hob·by·ist \-bē-ist\ noun

Origin of HOBBY

short for hobbyhorse
First Known Use: 1816

Rhymes with HOBBY


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