Mosey vs Hobble - What's the difference?

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Mosey is a related term of hobble.


As verbs the difference between mosey and hobble

is that mosey is (chiefly|us|dialectal) to set off, get going; to start a journey while hobble is to fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.

As a noun hobble is

short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.

mosey

English

Alternative forms

* mosy, mozey, mozy

Verb

(en verb)
  • (chiefly, US, dialectal) To set off, get going; to start a journey.
  • *1910 , , Kilmeny of the Orchard , chapter 1:
  • *:Haven't got time. I must mosey up to the North End to see a man who has got a lovely throat. Nobody can find out what is the matter. He has puzzled all the doctors.
  • (chiefly, US, dialectal) To amble; to walk or proceed in a leisurely manner.
  • *1919 , , A Man Four-Square , chapter 6:
  • *:We'll mosey along toward the river. Kinder take it easy an' drift the herd down slow so as to let the cattle put on flesh.
  • Usage notes

    * Associated especially with the dialect of the Old West.

    hobble

    English

    Noun

  • (en noun) (usually in plural )
  • Short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.
  • An unsteady, off-balance step.
  • Synonyms

    * tether (rope)

    Verb

  • To fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
  • (Charles Dickens)
  • To walk lame, or unevenly.
  • * Dryden
  • The friar was hobbling the same way too.
  • (figurative) To move roughly or irregularly.
  • * Jeffreys
  • The hobbling versification, the mean diction.
  • To perplex; to embarrass.
  • Derived terms

    * hobble skirt * hobbly * unhobble