Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who is interested in a subject or an activity as a hobby

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who rides a hobby; one who is devoted in an enthusiastic and one-sided manner to a particular principle, pursuit, method, or “fad.”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who pursues an activity in their spare time for pleasure

Etymologies

hobby +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A sign of a dedicated hobbyist is the ability to look at ANYTHING and see a way to use it in your hobby!

    The Ultimate Beach Buggy

  • For instance, Tom Bethel, in his review of the film, says that you are a biologist (as opposed to a hobbyist, which is what I've heard most often you describing yourself as) and that you conceal your identity "for obvious reasons."

    Defending Science

  • What is great for a hobbyist is a nightmare in a professional setting.

    THE NEWS BLOG

  • Any so-called hobbyist operating outside a yet-to-be designed licensing scheme would be in violation.

    MND: Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory

  • A Sri Lankan "hobbyist" studies the native civets, leading to the rediscovery of one species and the discovery of a new species.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools.

    Boing Boing

  • I bet that those are from the "hobbyist" baker that cut the bride a "deal" for a cheap wedding cake.

    Love is in the Air...

  • I was never a "hobbyist," as I had every intention of pursuing the marketing of my first book and a continuation of my career as a writer.

    Booklocker.com

  • That's what I intended by using the word "hobbyist".

    Booklocker.com

  • Two Columbine students had a friend obtain four high-powered weapons, no-questions-asked, from gun show "hobbyist" dealers, and then used them to kill 12 children and a teacher.

    NYT > Opinion

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