Definition of hobbit in English:


Syllabification: hob·bit
Pronunciation: /ˈhäbit


  • A member of an imaginary race similar to humans, of small size and with hairy feet, in stories by J. R. R. Tolkien.
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    • 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.


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

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