One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of an imaginary race similar to humans, of small size and with hairy feet, in stories by J. R. R. Tolkien.
- ‘The four main hobbits were pretty good, although the foolishness of Pippin gets rather tiresome.’
- ‘The hobbits needed to appear about three to four feet tall - tiny compared with the seven-foot Gandalf.’
- ‘Because of its size and location, many hobbits desire to live there.’
- ‘Aragorn, thinking that the hobbits are dead, kicks a discarded orc helmet and falls to his knees howling in anguish.’
- ‘We are watching hobbits go on a journey to destroy a magic ring.’
- ‘I would have liked to have seen more of the world from a hobbit's point of view.’
- ‘In his hobbits he created an image of heroic action that was both admirable and plausible.’
- ‘This hair is used to keep the hobbit's feet warm because they do not wear boots.’
- ‘As they leave Rivendell, he teaches the hobbits swordsmanship.’
- ‘I keep looking at the hobbits ' scarves and wondering if I couldn't knit one for myself.’
- ‘But the hobbits, like the Riders and the other mortal inhabitants of Middle-Earth, seem to have no religion at all, not even a pagan one.’
- ‘After a few moments of silence, the hobbits begin the story of their nine-day ordeal.’
- ‘In Middle Earth, there live humans, and hobbits, which are very much similar to miniature people.’
- ‘Now hobbits and men and elf and dwarf are scattered across Middle Earth, the story jumping back and forth between them.’
- ‘After a few years, he once again splashed back onto the scene as Frodo, the hobbit we've all come to know and love, in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.’
- ‘We were living in this outer realm, where hobbits existed and wars were fought between inhuman creatures.’
- ‘Creatures such as elves, ogres, hobbits, dwarfs, and orcs roamed this realm freely.’
- ‘As he travels to Mount Doom with the hobbits, Sam and Frodo, their relationship becomes more precarious.’
1937: invented by Tolkien in his book The Hobbit, and said by him to mean ‘hole-dweller’.
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