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    hobbledehoy

    [sociol.]
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    AuthorIlldiko (763882) 30 Dec 12, 18:37
    Ergebnisse aus dem Wörterbuch
    hobbledehoy   archaic   - clumsy youthder Schlaks  pl.: die Schlakse [coll.]
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    hob·ble·de·hoy [hob-uh l-dee-hoi] Show IPA
    noun
    an awkward, ungainly youth.
    Origin: 1530–40; variant of hoberdyhoy, alliterative compound, equivalent to hoberd (variant of Roberd Robert) + -y2 + -hoy for boy ( b > h for alliteration; see hob2 )

    ???? are you looking for a mediaeval German term?
    #1Authornoli (489500) 30 Dec 12, 18:44
    Suggestionlinkischer junger Kerl, "Schlaks", Tolpatsch
    #2Author MiMo (236780) 30 Dec 12, 19:28
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    Illdiko I would be interested to know where you came across this word, always assuming you are not engaged in full-time telephone directory or dictionary-reading...
    #3Authornoli (489500) 30 Dec 12, 19:39
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    #4AuthorIlldiko (763882) 30 Dec 12, 23:01
     
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