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  • n. Plural form of hobbit.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Puttering around making fireworks for hobbits is more my sort of thing.

    mrissa: Mostly I am more vivid than this by a long shot.

  • When the Olsen's got a little older and started forming into actual humans, maybe around the age of 14 or so, the world could see that with the right amount of body and face altering plastic surgery, the two twin hobbits might actually turn into something that doesn't make you want to cram a chopstick down your esophagus.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • These little people - dubbed "hobbits" - lived on this island for at least 70,000 years.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Although no bigger than its modern-day relatives, this 6-foot stork would have towered over the tiny Flores "hobbits" - a strange lineage of humans that became dwarfed during their tenure on the island.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The humans—best known from a partial female skeleton dubbed Homo floresiensis —became affectionately known as hobbits for their small size and big feet.

    Bones That Tell a Tale

  • "So the evidence backs the idea that the hobbits were an insular dwarf race - humans who became smaller, possibly after the island separated from the mainland and left them marooned with diminished food resources."

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The stubby big toe of the hobbits is another primitive, chimp-like trait.

    ‘Hobbits’ Couldn’t Hustle | Impact Lab

  • Sept. 21, 1937: The world is introduced to short, furry creatures called hobbits when an Oxford professor named J.R.R. Tolkien publishes a book based on a story he made up for his children.

    September 2007

  • In addition, he rejected the widespread view that the hobbits are a separate human species, claiming they are a pygmy form of modern humans who suffered microcephaly, a disorder that produces a small brain.

    Boing Boing: November 21, 2004 - November 27, 2004 Archives

  • Why, for instance, hadn't the "lay volunteer" the aliens wanted turned out to be a Bircher, a Black Muslim, a Communist or a Rotarian-in short, some kind of fanatic who purported to deal with the real world-instead of a young man who was fanatic only about imaginary creatures called hobbits?



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