a woman’s skirt that is very narrow at the bottom, causing the wearer to walk with short, mincing steps.
a long skirt, popular between 1910 and 1914, cut so narrow at the ankles that it hindered walking
[hob-uh l-dee-hoi] /ˈhɒb əl diˌhɔɪ/ noun 1. an awkward, ungainly youth. /ˌhɒbəldɪˈhɔɪ/ noun 1. (archaic or dialect) a clumsy or bad-mannered youth n. “clumsy or awkward youth,” 1530s, of uncertain origin and the subject of much discussion. First element is probably hob in its sense of “clown, prankster” (see hobgoblin), the second element perhaps is […]
[hob-uh l] /ˈhɒb əl/ verb (used without object), hobbled, hobbling. 1. to walk lamely; limp. 2. to proceed irregularly and haltingly: His verses hobble with their faulty meters. verb (used with object), hobbled, hobbling. 3. to cause to limp: His tight shoes hobbled him. 4. to fasten together the legs of (a horse, mule, etc.) […]
[hawg-bakt, hog-] /ˈhɔgˌbækt, ˈhɒg-/ adjective 1. cambered, as the ridge of a roof, a hill, etc.
- Hog badger
noun 1. a SE Asian badger, Arctonyx collaris, with a piglike mobile snout Also called sand badger