[hob-uh l-dee-hoi] /ˈhɒb əl diˌhɔɪ/
an awkward, ungainly youth.
(archaic or dialect) a clumsy or bad-mannered youth
“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 Middle French de haye “worthless, untamed, wild,” literally “of the hedge.”
[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
[hawg-choh-ker, hog-] /ˈhɔgˌtʃoʊ kər, ˈhɒg-/ noun 1. a sole, Trinectes maculatus, found in coastal streams from Maine to Texas and south to Panama.