Definición de hobbledehoy en inglés:

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hobbledehoy

Pronunciación: /ˈhɒb(ə)ldɪˌhɔɪ/
informal, dated

sustantivo

A clumsy or awkward youth.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • It listed the views of various members of Congress: not any old hobbledehoys either, but the party leaders, mostly Republican, whose support would be crucial to the political viability of any Pentagon plan.
  • The true hobbledehoy is much alone, not being greatly given to social intercourse even with other hobbledehoys.
  • He looked frankly what he was - a hobbledehoy - though he made great efforts to seem grown up.

adjetivo

Awkward or clumsy: his hobbledehoy hands

Origen

Mid 16th century: of unknown origin.

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Saltos de línea: hobble|de¦hoy

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