Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 10/10/14 Hobbledehoy

Hobbledehoy (noun)
hobbledehoy [hob-uh l-dee-hoi]


noun
1. an awkward, ungainly youth.

Origin: 1530-40; variant of hoberdyhoy, alliterative compound, equivalent to hoberd (variant of Roberd Robert) + -y+ -hoy for boy (b > h for alliteration; see hob)

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