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  • adj. Having similar traits to the fictional character Gollum, including obsessiveness, sinisterness or talking in an unusual manner often punctuated by hissing sounds.


Gollum, name of a character in Tolkien's Middle-earth + -ish. (Wiktionary)


  • Gollumly and gollumlike (both presumably from the German *gollumlich): of a creature having the Gollumn-nature, those characteristics proper to that nature; gollumish (G. *gollumisch) characteristics of Gollum found in a creature to which such characteristics are not natural.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 1: the Eye of the World (1990)


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