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Hob·bit

 (hŏb′ĭt)
n.
Homo floresiensis.

[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.]

hobbit

(ˈhɒbɪt)
n
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']
ˈhobbitry n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hobbit - an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feethobbit - an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
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References in periodicals archive ?
When the Hobbits return to the Shire, they know the evil that is facing them is from Saruman, not a residuum of Sauron, because of its continuity with the less admirable aspects of existing Hobbitry.
Rob Howell's costumes run from rustic Hobbitry to droopy medieval sleeves for Elvish maidenhood and leather-clad Orcs leaping around on a dizzying array of sprung stilts and short crutches.
Keep up your hobbitry in heart, and think that all stories feel like that when you are in them.