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hobo Explained

hobo at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1889, Western Amer.Eng., of unknown origin, perhaps related to early 19c. Eng. dial. hawbuck "lout, clumsy fellow, country bumpkin." Or from ho, boy, a workers' call on late 19c. western U.S. railroads. Hence facetious formation hobohemia "community or life of hobos," 1923 (see bohemia). ///

hobo at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural hobos [C] AmE // [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Perhaps from the greeting ho, boy!]// someone who travels around and has no home or regular job// British Equivalent: tramp//

hobo at Dutch => English Of Explained:


hobó at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


hobo at Japanese => English Of Explained:

almost, approximately, kindergarten teacher, roughly

hobo at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "hobo":
Arab, Bowery bum, alien, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar,
beggarly fellow, blighter, bo, budmash, bum, bummer, cadger,
caitiff, case, character, crackpot, crank, derelict, devil, dogie,
drifter, drunkard, eccentric, fanatic, floater, gamin, gamine,
good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, guttersnipe, hermit,
homeless waif, human wreck, idler, kook, landloper, lazzarone,
loafer, lone wolf, loner, losel, lowlife, mauvais sujet, maverick,
mean wretch, mendicant, mendicant friar, mendicant order,
meshuggenah, moocher, mucker, mudlark, natural, no-good,
nonconformist, nut, odd fellow, oddball, oddity, original,
outsider, panhandler, pariah, pauvre diable, piker, pilgarlic,
poor creature, poor devil, queer duck, queer fish, queer specimen,
ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, rara avis, rounder, sad case,
sad sack, schnorrer, screwball, scrounger, ski bum, skid-row bum,
solitary, stiff, stray, street Arab, street arab, street urchin,
sundowner, surf bum, swagman, swagsman, tatterdemalion, tennis bum,
tramp, truant, turnpiker, type, urchin, vag, vagabond, vagrant,
vaurien, waif, waifs and strays, wastrel, worthless fellow, wretch,

hobo at Dutch => English Of Explained:

hobo [hobo]

hobo at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Traveler): traveler, wayfarer, voyager, itinerant, passenger, commuter, tourist, explorer, adventurer, mountaineer, hiker, backpacker, wanderer, rover, rambler, vagrant, tramp, hobo, vagabond, nomad, Bohemian, gypsy.

hobo at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural hobos) (old-fashioned, especially AmE)
1 a person who travels from place to place looking for work, especially on farms

Hobo at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hobo \Ho"bo\, n.; pl. {Hobos} or {Hoboes}. [Of uncertain
A professional tramp; one who spends his life traveling from
place to place, esp. by stealing rides on trains, and begging
for a living. [U. S.] -- {Ho"bo*ism}, n.

hobo at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to
help the really down-and-out bums" [syn: {tramp}, {bum}]
[also: {hoboes} (pl)]

hobo at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Hobo



Inter: unk. » title=Possibly a contraction of Inter: term » |ho, boy or English dialect Inter: term » hawbuck||lout, clumsy fellow, country bumpkin.


* Inter: enPR » hō'bō, Inter: IPA » /ˈhəʊ.bəʊ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"h@U.b@U/
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊbəʊ


    Inter: en-noun » pl=hobos|pl2=hoboes

  • A homeless, usually penniless person, in some way associated with a life along the rails.
    1. A migratory laborer
    2. Inter: pejorativ » e A tramp, vagabond; hence bum

      Usage notes

      * Often used attributively, as if an adjective. For example, "hobo stew", "he was leading a hobo life."


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:vagabond -

      Derived terms

      * hobohemia

  • hoboism
  • hobo spider


    Inter: trans-top » homeless person
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|dakloze|m, Inter: t+ » nl|zwerver|m, Inter: t- » nl|vagebond|m, Inter: t- » nl|landloper|m
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|vagabond|m
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|senzatetto

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bezdomny|m, Inter: t+ » pl|kloszard|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|mendigo|m, Inter: t- » pt|mendiga|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бомж|m|tr=bomž, Inter: t+ » ru|бездомный|m|tr=bezdómnyj

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » tramp, vagabond; bum
    • Dutch: leegloper {{m}}, vagebond {{m}}
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|vagabondo
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|tramp|m, Inter: t+ » pl|wagabunda|m, Inter: t+ » pl|włóczęga|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|vagabundo|m, Inter: t+ » pt|vagabunda|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|luffare|n, Inter: t+ » sv|vagabond|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » migratory worker
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|saisonnier|m
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|robotnik sezonowy|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|sazonal

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kulkuri
    • French: clochard {{m}}, clodo, sans-abri {{m}}, vagabond {{m}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|tulák|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|vagabundo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To be a hobo, tramp, bum etc.
    1. : ''Joe idly hoboed through half the country till he realized hoboing never gets you anywhere in life.


      * boho, Boho


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=nl


    Inter: rfp » lang=nl
    • Inter: audio » Nl-hobo.ogg|Audio


      From Inter: etyl » fr|nl hautbois (from haut 'high' + bois 'wood')


      Inter: nl-noun » m|hobo's|hobootje

  • An oboe, a woodwind melody instrument

    Derived terms

    * hoboïst {{m}}

  • Japanese


    Inter: ja-pos » r|adverb|hira=ほぼ
  • Inter: ja-def » 略|粗 approximately, about
    1. : Inter: usex » ほぼ同じ|tr=ほぼおなじ
      hobo onaji|t=about the same|lang=ja

      Usage notes

      Usually written in hiragana.


      Inter: ja-noun » r|hira=ほぼ

  • Inter: ja-def » 保母 day-care worker in a kindergarten

  • Translation: et » hobo
    Translation: fa » hobo
    Translation: fr » hobo
    Translation: ko » hobo
    Translation: id » hobo
    Translation: hu » hobo
    Translation: mg » hobo
    Translation: my » hobo
    Translation: nl » hobo
    Translation: pl » hobo
    Translation: ru » hobo
    Translation: fi » hobo
    Translation: vi » hobo
    Translation: zh » hobo

    hóbo at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈhɑ̄bɑ/|lang=twf


    Inter: head » twf|particle
  • also

  • Category: Category - :Taos particles|hobo
    Translation: lt » hóbo