proper noun \ˈhäp-ə-ˈlȯŋ ka-sid--dē\
Definition: The name given by an adult when referring to a child who has an impediment to walking.
Commonly used about sprained ankles or stubbed toes.
Origins: Refers to the fictional cowboy hero created in 1904 by Clarence E. Mulford. Contrary to popular belief, the original Hopalong Cassidy did not have any problems walking.