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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: hobbyhorse(0.01090 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to hobbyhorse.
English → English (WordNet)
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)
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.
2. A stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on
which boys make believe to ride. [ Usually under the form
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.]
Not one of them has any hobbyhorse, to use the
phrase of Sterne. --Macaulay.