origin: (14th-15th Century) Old Norse, hnoggr= miserly
1. ungenerous with time, money, etc; mean; given grudgingly.
2. miserly; scanty or meager in an avaricious manner.
*note: significantly predates racial slur of a similar sound, though still avoided in modern vernacular to avoid potential offense (USA).
hob·ble·de·hoy (ˈhɒb əl diˌhɔɪ):
origin: (1530–40) origin unknown
1. A gawky adolescent boy.
2. Ill-mannered youth.