Definition of hobo
1 : a migratory worker
2 : a homeless and usually penniless vagabond
Examples of hobo in a Sentence
kind folks who always gave hoboes who came to the farm a meal and then sent them on their way
Recent Examples of hobo from the Web
Although temporarily winds knocked over its famous fiberglass hobo statute in 2015, the place continues to do simple Region fare right — juicy hot dogs with poppy seed buns, Polish sausage and piping hot fries.
A dive bar, for instance, does not have to harbor rats, hobos or cobwebs.
That’s the grim Depression setting for this gravelly but rhapsodic romance, from 1933, between Bill (Spencer Tracy), a hobo with wanderlust, and Trina (Loretta Young), a stalwart dreamer who loves him to pieces.
There was also a day in 1959, when Pacino was nineteen and broke as a hobo, that tells what those times were like.
The birds move with comic grace, like Fred Astaire and Judy Garland as hobo swells in oversize shoes.
Other characters include a male hobo ranting about Situationism, a New York stockbroker laying it all out for Futurism, a sci-fi lab technician discussing Suprematism, and a God-fearing Southern mother bowing her head to rail about Pop Art.
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Origin and Etymology of hobo
First Known Use: 1888See Words from the same year
Definition of hobo
: to live or travel in the manner of a hobo
First Known Use of hobo
HOBO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hobo for English Language Learners
: a person who has no place to live and no money and who travels to many different places
HOBO Defined for Kids
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