Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Hobbledehoy

hobbledehoy is a clumsy or awkward youth. I was one of them a loooong time ago, though I don't recall being referred to as such.

Is there a term for a similar adult? If so, that'll be me now.

18 comments:

  1. Patsy, I follow womagwriter's blog, and didn't realise you had this one about words also. I'm so glad to find it. I love words.

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  2. about twenty pop into my head. Dingus being, probably, the least coarse.

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  3. A bungler? A klutz? I like this one, although it makes me think of Victorian times. Now I'm going to have to see when it was first used.

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  4. Great word. Not sure I could risk putting it into a story though :-)

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  5. Me too. I'm sure I'm a Hobbledehoy as well. I knock everything over and fall over things.

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    1. I can trip on things which aren't there.

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