[hoh-boh-kuh n]


a seaport in NE New Jersey, opposite New York City.

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  • It lies on the Morris and Essex railroad, two hours ride from Hoboken.

    Black Bass

    Charles Barker Bradford

  • It lay for many years in the basin at Hoboken an unfinished hulk.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • I think the name of the place was Hoboken, but I'm not sure.

    The Hated

    Frederik Pohl

  • "Naukeesha," repeats Ruby, just as if it was some common name like Patchogue or Hoboken.

  • They boarded the ferry then, and went from Hoboken straight back to civilization.

    A Woman's Will

    Anne Warner

British Dictionary definitions for hoboken



a city in N Belgium, in Antwerp province, on the River Scheldt. Pop: 33 476 (2002 est)
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Word Origin and History for hoboken


city in New Jersey, U.S., birthplace of Frank Sinatra, named by 17c. Dutch settlers for a village in modern Belgium that is now a suburb of Antwerp.

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