Hobby vs Bobbie - What's the difference?

hobby | bobbie |

As proper nouns the difference between hobby and bobbie

is that hobby is while bobbie is a diminutive of the male given name robert.



Etymology 1

Shortened from (hobby-horse), from (etyl) hoby, hobyn, . The meaning of hobby-horse shifted from "small horse, pony" to "child's toy riding horse" to "favorite pastime or avocation" with the connecting notion being "activity that doesn't go anywhere". Possibly originally from a proper name for a horse, a diminutive of (Robert) or (Robin) (compare (dobbin)).


(wikipedia hobby) (hobbies)
  • An activity that one enjoys doing in one's spare time.
  • I like to collect stamps from different countries as a hobby .
  • (horses) An extinct breed of horse native to the British Isles, also known as the
  • Synonyms
    * (activity done for enjoyment in spare time ): avocation, pastime
    Derived terms
    * hobbyist

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) hobet, from , diminutive of (hobe).


  • Any of four species of small falcons in the genus Falco'', especially ''Falco subbuteo .
  • * 2011 , Thomas Penn, Winter King , Penguin 2012, p. 323:
  • He hawked – from nearby Esher, Richard Fox sent a servant with a hobby , which Henry received enthusiastically – and hunted, sending a present of freshly slaughtered deer to Princess Mary.
    Derived terms
    * (African hobby), Falco cuvierii * (Australian hobby), Falco longipennis * (Eurasian hobby), Falco subbuteo * (Oriental hobby), Falco severus



    Alternative forms

    * Bobby * Bobbi

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A diminutive of the male given name Robert.
  • A diminutive of the female given name Roberta.
  • Quotations

    * 1956 : Peyton Place , UPNE, 1999, ISBN 1555534007, Book Two, Chapter 7, *: It was many years before the house on Maple Street was forgotten as "The Quimby Place" and called by its now correct name of "The Carter House", and it was many years before Mrs. Carter succeeded in making Peyton Place call her "Roberta" instead of the frivolous and, to her, harlotish-sounding name of "Bobbie ". English diminutives of male given names English diminutives of female given names