From Downton Abbey, a word I will be using:
[hob-uh l-dee-hoi] noun - an awkward, ungainly youth.
1530-40; variant of hoberdyhoy, alliterative compound, equivalent tohoberd (variant of Roberd Robert) + -y2 + hoy for boy ( b > h foralliteration; see hob2 )
From my readings this week:
adjective – denoting speech used to express or create an atmosphere of shared feelings, goodwill, or sociability rather than to impart information: phatic communion.