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hoboism Explained

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

Hobo \Ho"bo\, n.; pl. {Hobos} or {Hoboes}. [Of uncertain
origin.]
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.