What is a Hobknocker? Defining a Slang Word

Every year a handful of new words seem to appear out of nowhere. People adopt the words sometimes with only a vague idea of what it means whether it’s an insult or a sign of affection. Sometimes the definition of a single word multiplies so fast it’s difficult to keep up. One of these new and ever-changing words is “hobknocker”. Many have wondered what the word means and few have found a satisfying answer. Hobknocker is a British slang that has various meanings.