from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A halfpenny; the half of an old silver penny.
  • noun A half-grown person; a stripling.
  • noun A half-witted person.
  • Half-grown; not fully grown.
  • Partly; in part; half.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun fantasy A fictional small humanoid creature featuring in fantasy fiction; a hobbit.
  • noun fantasy A fictional humanoid born of a human parent and a parent of another race in fantasy fiction.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Ironically nobody complains that this halfling is played by a 2. 20m tall guy, or that the slim and athletic elf is a 300 pound heavyweight in real life, so why assume that just on the gender part someone should stick to what he or she is for real?

    Male and female characters in MMOs

  • I'm wondering if the halfling will be there and what that will be like.


  • The idea of a halfling is a mythological one, beyond copyright protection. unless Tolkien was the first person to come up with hobbits - but I think the tradition is older than him

    POW! WHAM! Marvel sues NCSoft

  • Greg BoydThe idea of a halfling is a mythological one, beyond copyright protection.

    POW! WHAM! Marvel sues NCSoft

  • On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year old girl, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400 year-old "halfling".

    Film School Rejects

  • halfling') $height --; else $height ++;

  • From behind them, the halfling said, β€œIs there really another way off the island?”

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • The halfling began unpacking his bag atop another desk, pulling out energy bars and bottles of Coke.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • This has to be the coolest thing ever, the halfling said.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Serafina and Heraldo Machiavelli were among the many adventurers to respond to the call to arms, as were Anemone the halfling and Brandaris the dwarf.



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