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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: hobbyhorse (0.01090 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to hobbyhorse.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: hobbyhorse hobbyhorse n 1: a topic to which one constantly reverts; “don't get him started on his hobbyhorse” 2: a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride [syn: hobby, rocking horse]
English → English (gcide) Definition: hobbyhorse Hobby \Hob"by\, Hobbyhorse \Hob"by*horse`\, n. [OE. hobin a nag, OF. hobin hobby; cf. hober to stir, move; prob. of German or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. hoppe a mare, dial. Sw. hoppa; perh. akin to E. hop to jump.] 1. A strong, active horse, of a middle size, said to have been originally from Ireland; an ambling nag. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. A stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on which boys make believe to ride. [ Usually under the form hobbyhorse.] [1913 Webster] 3. A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse, thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion. [Usually under the form hobby.] [1913 Webster] Not one of them has any hobbyhorse, to use the phrase of Sterne. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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