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n. A community of hoboes.


Hobohemia is a low rent district in a city where artistic bohemians and the down-and-outs or hobos mix. In Chicago this was Tower Town while in New York it was the neighbourhood of the Bowery and Greenwich Village. HOBOHEMIA is also the name of the album by songwriter Simon Scardanelli, released in 2005.

A reference appears in the Rodgers and Hart song The Lady is a Tramp: "My Hobohemia is the place to be."

Usage examples of "hobohemia".

She was in the pool of provincial hobohemia up to her neck, and so soaked with Celebrity that occasionally she wanted to go back to Kinnikinick for a rest.