hobbyist hobbyist  /ˈhɑ bi ɪst/


  • (n) a person who pursues an activity in their spare time for pleasure


  1. The next year, they tried out the process on film for still cameras, although the procedure was not for the hobbyist: the earliest 35-mm Kodachrome went for $3.
  2. The average hobbyist has other income of $75,000 a year, says Ekarius, and many have a working spouse with insurance and benefits.
  3. The wreck began gobbling them up just as methodically: the first to die was an affable hobbyist named Steve Feldman, who lost consciousness and drowned.


  1. What the Digital Brains of the Future Might Be Like

    An entrepreneur and long-time neuroscience hobbyist attempts to merge his two loves.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

  2. There’s an Erotic Supper Club in San Francisco

    "Adding eroticism to the mix is like adding salt to a dish," says Hubbard. Our friends over at the Cut exposed the kinky world of Our Gourmet Life 's dinner parties, at which guests eat caviar off of nipples. Hobbyist cook Chris Hubbard makes French food (with exotic accents like coconut-curry popsicles and fresh mozzarella balloons) and runs the club with his dancer-wife. Although one event ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Hot Brooklyn-Based 3D Printing Startup Makerbot Just Got Acquired

    3D printer manufacturer MakerBot will be acquired by Stratasys, a company specializing in professional-grade 3D printing. MakerBot is famous in hobbyist and tinkerer circles for its easy-to-use 3D printers.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Insider


  1. "Well, you know, we wrote the record on this toy - amateur hobbyist instrument, as it were - called the optigan," Roberts said in a recent interview conducted at a Toronto park.
    on May 11, 2010 By: Brad Roberts Source: Toronto Star

  2. "The Roomba is the only robot to break out of the hobbyist space," said Paul Saffo, a fellow at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto.
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Paul Saffo Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "We have great professional and hobbyist trainers in our community out there, doing amazing things, and they rarely get an audience to show what they can do and how they do it. This is that showcase! The emphasis at the Canis Film Festival is not...
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Karen Pryor Source: Emediawire (press release)

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