a tramp or vagrant.
a migratory worker.
- ho·bo·ism, noun
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How to use hobo in a sentence
Maybe you can only afford a penny a day, for a total donation of $3.65 per year, and become a Sustaining hobo member!
Then as hobo took his stand where he could view proceedings, the boy turned abruptly to Peggy.
hobo growled softly, the hair on his neck bristling and giving him a peculiarly savage appearance.
She marched out into the kitchen, hobo following, and as she reached the door, the knocking began for the third time.
hobo stretched himself upon the folded rug with a groan startlingly human.
The "hobo" is that part of a prison where the minor offenders are confined together in a large iron cage.The Road | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for hobo
a tramp; vagrant
a migratory worker, esp an unskilled labourer
- hoboism, noun
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