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[hoh-boh-kuh n] /ˈhoʊ boʊ kən/
a seaport in NE New Jersey, opposite New York City. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Every other town that he struck in the North reminded him more and more of Hoboken, until he came to the immortal Hoboken itself.

  • It lies on the Morris and Essex railroad, two hours ride from Hoboken.

    Black Bass Charles Barker Bradford
  • Then you telephone Hoboken that I want a cabin, and if they haven't got a cabin I want the captain's.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • They boarded the ferry then, and went from Hoboken straight back to civilization.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • I think the name of the place was Hoboken, but I'm not sure.

    The Hated Frederik Pohl
British Dictionary definitions for Hoboken


a city in N Belgium, in Antwerp province, on the River Scheldt. Pop: 33 476 (2002 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Hoboken

city in New Jersey, U.S., birthplace of Frank Sinatra, named by 17c. Dutch settlers for a village in modern Belgium that is now a suburb of Antwerp.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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