Thursday, April 06, 2006
Definitions for hobbledehoy
- An awkward, gawky young fellow.
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Citations for hobbledehoy
For early on, girls become aware -- as much from their fathers' anguished bellows of "You're not going out dressed like that, Miss" as from the buffoonish reactions of the spotty hobbledehoys at the end-of-term disco -- of the power of clothes to seduce.
His memories, even only reveries, of incomparable women, made me feel like a hulking hobbledehoy.
Origin of hobbledehoy
The origin of hobbledehoy is unknown, though it perhaps derives from hobble, from the awkward movements of a clumsy adolescent.