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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: hobbyhorse

hobby

noun
     
hob‧by S3 plural hobbies [countable]
an activity that you enjoy doing in your free time [↪ interest, pastime]:
What are your hobbies?
Susan's hobbies include reading, cooking, and drama.
Retirement gave him the time to pursue his hobbies.
hobbyist noun [countable]
keen wine hobbyists

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