1. 1〔楽しみ〕a hobby(▼比較的静かな活動);〔気晴らし〕a pastime, a diversion
    • 道楽はばら作りです
    • My hobby is growing roses.
    • ほんの道楽で油絵をやっています
    • I paint oil pictures only as a hobby [pastime/diversion].
    • この仕事は道楽でやっています
    • I do this work because I love it, not for money.
  1. 2〔放蕩ほうとう〕dissipation

    道楽する lead a dissipated [fast and loose] life; take [be given] to dissipation

    • 道楽な女
    • a fast [loose] woman
    • 彼は若いころに道楽をした
    • He sowed some wild oats in his youth.
  1. 道楽息子a profligate son
  1. 道楽者a libertine [líbərtìːn]; a fast liver