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  • n. Alternative form of hobbledehoy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hobbledehoy.


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  • There is the chubby babe, six feet high; the fast-growing 'hobbedehoy;' the adult, bending away from you like a man, or, woman-like, inclining towards you; there is the bald, shrunken senior; and, lastly, appears death, lean and cold and dry.

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • And as for deportment, Madame Cécile, why there is more propriety, in that hobbedehoy, at least, more blushing in him, than in all the bread-and-butter misses in the county! "

    The Light of Scarthey


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