hobby

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Etymology 1Edit

Shortened from hobby-horse, from Middle English hoby, hobyn, hobin ‎(small horse, pony), from Old French hobi, *haubi, haubby, hobin ("a nag, hobby"; > Modern French aubin, Italian ubino), of Germanic origin: from Old French hober, ober ‎(to stir, move), from Old Dutch hobben ‎(to toss, move up and down); or from North Germanic origin related to Danish hoppe ‎(a mare), Old Swedish hoppa ‎(a young mare), North Frisian hoppe ‎(horse); both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *huppōną ‎(to hop), from Proto-Indo-European *kewb- ‎(to bend; a bend, joint). More at hop, hobble.

The meaning of hobby-horse shifted from "small horse, pony" to "child's toy riding horse" to "favorite pastime or avocation" with the connecting notion being "activity that doesn't go anywhere". Possibly originally from a proper name for a horse, a diminutive of Robert or Robin (compare dobbin).

NounEdit

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hobby ‎(plural hobbies)

  1. An activity that one enjoys doing in one's spare time.
    I like to collect stamps from different countries as a hobby.
  2. (horses) An extinct breed of horse native to the British Isles, also known as the Irish Hobby
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Etymology 2Edit

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From Old French hobet, from Medieval Latin hobētus, diminutive of hobe.

NounEdit

hobby ‎(plural hobbies)

  1. Any of four species of small falcons in the genus Falco, especially Falco subbuteo.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 323:
      He hawked – from nearby Esher, Richard Fox sent a servant with a hobby, which Henry received enthusiastically – and hunted, sending a present of freshly slaughtered deer to Princess Mary.
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hobby n

  1. hobby (activity)

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hobby c (singular definite hobbyen, plural indefinite hobbyer)

  1. hobby (activity)

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  • Hyphenation: hob‧by

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hobby m ‎(plural hobby's, diminutive hobby'tje n)

  1. hobby (activity)

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hobby

  1. (nonstandard) hobby (activity)

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Inflection of hobby (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative hobby hobbyt
genitive hobbyn hobbyjen
partitive hobbya hobbyja
illative hobbyyn hobbyihin
singular plural
nominative hobby hobbyt
accusative nom. hobby hobbyt
gen. hobbyn
genitive hobbyn hobbyjen
partitive hobbya hobbyja
inessive hobbyssa hobbyissa
elative hobbysta hobbyista
illative hobbyyn hobbyihin
adessive hobbylla hobbyilla
ablative hobbylta hobbyilta
allative hobbylle hobbyille
essive hobbyna hobbyina
translative hobbyksi hobbyiksi
instructive hobbyin
abessive hobbytta hobbyitta
comitative hobbyineen

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hobby m ‎(plural hobbies or hobbys)

  1. hobby (activity)

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hobby

  1. hobby (activity)

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hobby m ‎(invariable)

  1. hobby (activity)
  2. (in the plural) hobbies

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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Wikipedia no

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From English hobby

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hobby m ‎(definite singular hobbyen, indefinite plural hobbyer, definite plural hobbyene)

  1. a hobby (leisure activity)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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From English hobby

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hobby m ‎(definite singular hobbyen, indefinite plural hobbyar, definite plural hobbyane)

  1. a hobby (leisure activity)

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hobby

  1. hobby (activity)

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hobby m (plural hobbies or hobbys)

  1. hobby (activity)

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Borrowing from English hobby.

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hobby n ‎(plural hobby-uri)

  1. hobby

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From English.

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hobby m ‎(plural hobbys)

  1. hobby (activity)

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hobby c

  1. hobby (activity)
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