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[From Hobbit, a trademarked name for a member of a race of humanlike creatures about three feet tall that appear in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.]
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1. (European Myth & Legend) one of an imaginary race of half-size people living in holes
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a nickname used for a very small type of primitive human, Homo floresiensis, following the discovery of remains of eight such people on the Island of Flores, Indonesia, in 2004
[C20: coined by J. R. R. Tolkien, with the meaning 'hole-builder']
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|Noun||1.||hobbit - an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien|
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