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an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy

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A man rarely carries his shyness past the hobbledehoy period.
2] Only a hobbledehoy could amuse himself in this way," he added in Russian- but pronouncing the word with a French accent- having noticed that Zherkov could still hear him.
This is a boy, or a youth, or a lad, or a young man, or a hobbledehoy, or whatever you like to call him, of eighteen or nineteen, or thereabouts,' said Ralph.
Hardly a man or woman with any pretensions to selfrespect could be seen at the Mop last Monday, and the thousands were composed of shouting hobbledehoys, screaming girls, drunken men and shouting women.
They were hobbledehoys, my grandmother said, riff-raff all, and what is more, respectable people did not go there, or at least, did not like to be seen going there - only the Rodneys from the Rhondda Valley.