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hob

play
noun \ˈhäb\

Definition of hob

  1. 1 dial English :  hobgoblin, elf

  2. 2 :  mischief, trouble —used with play and raise <always raising hob>

Origin and Etymology of hob

Middle English hobbe, from Hobbe, nickname for Robert


First Known Use: 15th century


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hob

noun

Definition of hob

  1. 1 :  a projection at the back or side of a fireplace on which something may be kept warm

  2. 2 :  a cutting tool used for cutting the teeth of worm wheels or gears

  3. 3 British :  cooktop

Origin and Etymology of hob

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1511

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hob

verb

Definition of hob

hobbed

hobbing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut with a hob

  3. 2 :  to furnish with hobnails

1799

First Known Use of hob

1799



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