Hobby

Steckenpferd im Einsatz
hobby in use

the hobby is a Kinderspielzeug consisting of putting (handle) and a horse head. In transferred sense it means as much as hobby. In English it is called “hobby “.

The hobby as “favourite occupation” became only since 1763 common by the novel translation of the “Tristram Shandy” (of Laurence of stars). The English “hobby horse” possibly leads itself of the Koseform “main headers” of the first name “Rob” (briefly for: “Robin”) ago; still in Shakespeares in the year 1600 of published comedy “Much Ado About” (” much noise around nothing “) designation “hobby horse” emergency-hung “ridiculous humans”.

Wiktionary: Hobby - word origin, synonyms and translations
 

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