- n. A fictional race of small humanoids with shaggy hair and hairy feet.
- n. by extension A member of any race of small humans or hominids.
- n. A Welsh unit of weight, equal to four Welsh pecks, or 168 pounds
- n. archaic An old unit of volume (2½ bushels, the volume of 168 pounds of wheat).
- n. an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Probably from hoppet, hobbet, (a basket). (Wiktionary)
“Bilbo is 50 at the beginning of The Hobbit, and 50 in hobbit years is roughly early 30s in human years.”
“And the new version of a hobbit is tall, hairyless feet and bald???”
“Would you post a comment asking who the heck said a hobbit is supposed to be smaller than a dwarf and have hairy feet?!?!?!?”
“Merlkir: any ideas about the talking wargs? the wargs in hobbit are remarkably different from the "hyena" ones in the Lord of the Rings movies ..”
“That no-chinned hobbit is music executive Jordan Bratman, and he gives hope to all ugly guys throughout the universe.”
“If you think of modern humans and Neanderthals as being first cousins, then the hobbit is more like a second cousin to both, Tocheri said.”
“Not only did they pull off an immensely difficult logistical task, they also managed to attract and please three very different target audiences: mainstream folks who wouldn't know a hobbit from a bantha, hardcore Tolkien fans that were prepared to comb through every frame of film in search of the tiniest deviation from their Holy Texts, and critics who generally frown on anything that doesn't involve grainy photography, trailer park settings, or subtitles.”
“We've all learned about that famous hobbit from the immortal renditioning of the indomitable Leonard Nimoy (aka Mr. Spock).”
“The origin of the word hobbit was by most forgotten.”
“It's tempting to wonder how many other "hobbit"-like species might await discovery . . . and if any of them made the evolutionary cut before we did.”
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Turned this up on etymonline.com (link). It's amazing.
1937, coined in the fantasy tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
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All of these things exist, I swear!
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