hobbledehoy

noun
hob·​ble·​de·​hoy | \ ˈhä-bəl-di-ˌhȯi How to pronounce hobbledehoy (audio) \

Definition of hobbledehoy

: an awkward gawky youth

First Known Use of hobbledehoy

1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hobbledehoy

origin unknown

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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 27 Nov. 2021.

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