Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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hobby +‎ -ist

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

  • 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

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

    Archive 2004-12-01

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

    MND: Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory

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

    MND: Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory

  • 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

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