Hobookers fall under a number of categories but are usually classified based on their current home and/or employment. The word is derived from two overlapping roots: hobo and hooker. Based on this derivation it is quite easy to ascertain that hobookers are typically found on the streets or in alleyways and make their money in less than honorable ways. While it is possible to climb out of hobookerdom, most hobookers are quite pleased with their social status and typically remain in the field for lengthy periods, if not until retirement. While the term is often used as slang and can be demeaning it is important to remember that hobookers are people too and have rights just like the rest of us.
by MOFBAMF January 26, 2011