hobby

Part of speech: noun

An object of extravagant interest; pet idea.

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Usage examples "hobby":

  1. The engagement of Rosalie was a development of Mr. Simcox's hobby as natural as the development of any other hobby from rabbit breeding to china collecting. - "This Freedom", A. S. M. Hutchinson.
  2. It was their hobby. - "The Cricket", Marjorie Cooke.
  3. " They're my latest and absolutely dearest hobby," declared Gerda emphatically. - "The School by the Sea", Angela Brazil.