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  ( hobbies    plural  ) A hobby is an activity that you enjoy doing in your spare time.      n-count   (=pastime)  
My hobbies are letter writing, football, music, photography, and tennis.     

hobby-horse        ( hobby-horses    plural  ) , hobbyhorse   You describe a subject or idea as your hobby-horse if you have strong feelings on it and like talking about it whenever you have the opportunity.      n-count  
Honesty is a favourite hobby-horse for Courau.     
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diversion, favourite occupation, (leisure) activity, leisure pursuit, pastime, relaxation, sideline  

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hobbyist, hob, hobbyhorse, hobble

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