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Where does hobbledehoy come from?
From Scots. Compare dialectal English hobbledygee (“(with a) limping movement”); also French hobereau (“country squire”), English hobby, and Old French hoi (“today”); the original sense may have been “an upstart of today”.
How old is a Hobbledehoy?
Mid 16th century of unknown origin.
What is a guttersnipe in England?
1 : a homeless vagabond and especially an outcast boy or girl in the streets of a city.
What is gutter snake?
1 : a homeless vagabond and especially an outcast boy or girl in the streets of a city. 2 : a person of the lowest moral or economic station.
What does a Pettifogger mean?
Definition of pettifogger 1 : a lawyer whose methods are petty, underhanded, or disreputable : shyster. 2 : one given to quibbling over trifles.
What does trollop mean in Scottish?
Definition of trollop : a vulgar or disreputable woman especially : one who engages in sex promiscuously or for money.
What is the meaning of Hobbledehoy?
Definition of hobbledehoy : an awkward gawky youth First Known Use of hobbledehoy 1540, in the meaning defined above
What is a hob in cooking?
1 British A cooking appliance, or the flat top part of a cooker, with hotplates or burners. ‘Purchase rates for electric cookers and hobs are also above average.’
What is the origin of the word hob?
‘If the hob is only one ring away, you receive one point.’ Late 16th century (in hob (sense 3 of the noun)): alteration of hub. hob (sense 1 of the noun), ‘metal shelf by a fireplace’, dates from the late 17th century. 1 A male ferret.
How old was the Hobbledehoy when he joined the group?
“Tas the way with them foweners,” said the first hobbledehoy sagely. A rude hobbledehoy of the St Malo peasant class opened the hut door and stared. A half-wild-looking hobbledehoy boy of fifteen years also joined the group.