Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hobbyhorse”

See all translations

hobbyhorse

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɒb.i.hɔːs/ us    /ˈhɑː.bi.hɔːrs/

hobbyhorse noun [C] (TOY)

a toy made from a long stick with a shape like a horse's head at one end, which a child can pretend to ride

hobbyhorse noun [C] (SUBJECT)

a subject that someone often talks about, usually for a long time: Don't mention tax or Bernard'll get on his hobbyhorse again.
Translations of “hobbyhorse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 話題, 反覆提到的話題…
in Chinese (Simplified) 话题, 反复提到的话题…
(Definition of hobbyhorse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hobbyhorse?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More