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

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