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hobby

play
noun hob·by \ˈhä-bē\

Definition of hobby

plural

hobbies

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

Origin and Etymology of hobby

Middle English hoby, from Anglo-French hobel, hobé


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hobby

noun hob·by

Definition of hobby

plural

hobbies

  1. :  a pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation Writing is just a hobby of his. Her hobbies include gardening and bird-watching.

hobbyist

play \ˈhä-bē-ist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of hobby

short for hobbyhorse


HOBBY Defined for Kids

hobby

play
noun hob·by \ˈhä-bē\

Definition of hobby for Students

plural

hobbies

  1. :  an interest or activity engaged in for pleasure



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