Definition of hobbit in English:

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hobbit

Pronunciation: /ˈhäbət/

noun

A member of an imaginary race similar to humans, of small size and with hairy feet, in stories by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Example sentences
  • In Middle Earth, there live humans, and hobbits, which are very much similar to miniature people.
  • After a few moments of silence, the hobbits begin the story of their nine-day ordeal.
  • This hair is used to keep the hobbit's feet warm because they do not wear boots.

Origin

1937: invented by Tolkien in his book The Hobbit, and said by him to mean 'hole-dweller'.

Words that rhyme with hobbit

Cobbett, gobbet, obit, probit

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hob·bit

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