hobbledehoy

noun

hob·​ble·​de·​hoy ˈhä-bəl-di-ˌhȯi How to pronounce hobbledehoy (audio)
: an awkward gawky youth

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hobbledehoy was in 1540

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“Hobbledehoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hobbledehoy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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hobbledehoy

noun
hob·​ble·​de·​hoy ˈhäb-əl-di-ˌhȯi How to pronounce hobbledehoy (audio)
: an awkward youth

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