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Meaning of “hobby” in the English Dictionary

"hobby" in British English

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hobbynoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɒb.i/  us   /ˈhɑː.bi/
A2 an ​activity that someone does for ​pleasure when they are not ​working: Angela's hobby is ​restoringvintagemotorcycles.

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(Definition of hobby from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hobby" in American English

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hobbynoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɑb·i/
an ​activity that you do for ​pleasure when you are not ​working: Sonya’s hobbies ​includetraveling, ​sailing, and ​readingfiction.
(Definition of hobby from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hobby" in Business English

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hobbynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhɒbi/ (plural hobbies)
an ​activity that someone does for pleasure when they are not ​working: It is difficult to ​claimbusinesslosses from what are really hobbies.
(Definition of hobby from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hobby”
in Korean 취미…
in Arabic هِواية…
in Malaysian hobi…
in French passe-temps…
in Russian хобби…
in Chinese (Traditional) 業餘愛好,嗜好…
in Italian hobby…
in Turkish merak, uğraşı, düşkü…
in Polish hobby…
in Spanish pasatiempo…
in Vietnamese sở thích…
in Portuguese hobby, atividade de lazer…
in Thai งานอดิเรก…
in German das Hobby…
in Catalan afició…
in Japanese 趣味…
in Chinese (Simplified) 业余爱好,嗜好…
in Indonesian hobi…
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