a hobo is an itinerant worker, a career which sprang up during the depression. A hobo, unlike a bum or a tramp, is more than willing to work, but mostly for a short duration, as their main impetus is travel, the love of the journey above the actual destination. A bum is stationary, feeding off of those unfortunate enough to cross his path; a hobo merely travels from town to town, finding work when he can, but only for the sake of financing his next adventure. NEVER call a hobo a bum...they'll kick your sorry no-bo ass!
"When I first started hobo'in,
I took a freight train to be my friend
-John Lee Hooker
word of the day: December 04, 2007
Adjective. The opposite of metrosexual; one who cares little for one's own appearance.
Examples: Michael Moore, Peter Jackson.
First documented hobosexual - John the Baptist.
1. A homeless person.
2. British/Australian equivalent of "butt
3. To fuck
someone up the arse
A bum bummed me up the bum.
One who is frightened of a severe change in fortune, romance, and lifestyle due to the negative energy transfer that results when making physical contact with the homeless.
“He was always so hobophobic. He never should've volunteered at the soup kitchen. Now he's gone”.
a term used to describe a person that barely has anything, has no home and begs for money.
Jackson:*holds out hand in cupping position* Please take mercy on a poor boy...
Ryan: Take no notice of the beggar.
Johnny: Yeah, most of them are fakes.
Ryan: Well lets leave the beggar to beg away.
(n) disturbing category of pornography specifically devoted to homeless people having sex.
I went to the porn store the other day and all they had was that damn hoboerotica!
Someone obsessed with hobos or homless people. the opposite of a hobophobe
i sure love hobos that makes me a hobophile
An unreasonable fear of the homeless
when one has exausted all resources and is reduced to the insane condition of toting a small travel bag, aimlessly riding buses, selling plasma, nodding-out in public libraries, standing in welfare lines, eating in soup kitchens, walking in a dream, sleeping in shelters and parks, worrying about the next fix, and knowing that going to jail is a step up on the social ladder.
Dude, maybe he's homeless because he's mental, can't care for himself, and nobody cares.