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1. A toy horse, usually comprised of a figure of a horse's head attached to a stick.

2. A toy horse that, via various mechanics, stimulate the riding of a horse through rocking.

(Etymology I- Derived possibly from the "'Obby 'Oss", an English folk tradition wherein Morris Dancers dress as horses, which, in itself, is probably derived from the IRISH HOBBY, a breed of horse, now extinct, that the "'Obby 'Oss" was probably made to resemble)


1. A favourite topic.

(Possibly from Lawrence Sterne's "Tristram Shandy", who uses it, quite frequently, in the third sense)


1. A female of loose virtue and even looser undergarments, a woman who is 'easy to get', a lady who uses sex as a means of earning legal tender. See Prostitute, loose woman, and strumpet.

(Derived from def. I, 'a toy horse', she can be 'ridden' by all)
"And Yung Matthais riden oot to Banbery Cross atop his Hobbi-Horse sted..."
John of Ingelwit, 1503

"Almost every person hath some Hobby Horse or other wherein he prides himself"
Sir Matthew Hale-1676

"Nay, if you come to that, Sir, have not the wisest of men in all ages, not excepting Solomon himself- have they not their Hobby Horses..."
Laurence Sterne-1760
by Mr Horance Toffinton, Esq. September 04, 2010
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term “second string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A “Second String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
by Deus-ex-machina August 26, 2020
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To ride someones ass, to bully or intimidate with power; To bugger your subordinates
by lemony snicket badger August 21, 2008
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This is a woman who sleeps with married men.
I am divorcing you because I discovered that you have a hobbyhorse.
by KillerX415 November 18, 2009
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This act includes, but is not limited to the following:

1.) (v) Hiding the salami.
2.) (v) Having your head in your boyfriends ass.
3.) (n) tucking your balls in your ass, or the ass of a stranger, or cellmate.
"you look pretty bad timme, were you riding the hobby horse agian?"

Timme-"Forgive me father for I have sinned.... I have done horrible things......
Priest-"Stop riding the hobby horse you chauncer, and God will forgive you."
by VP moons December 21, 2005
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when you stick panties in a girls ass (like a horse tail) and use another pair around her neck like reins (for choking) and then go at it doggy style.
last night i rode the hobby horse.
by rob sean August 04, 2007
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