Meaning of hobbit in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhɒbɪt/


  • A member of an imaginary race similar to humans, of small size and with hairy feet, in stories by J. R. R. Tolkien.

    ‘In Middle Earth, there live humans, and hobbits, which are very much similar to miniature people.’
    • ‘After a few moments of silence, the hobbits begin the story of their nine-day ordeal.’
    • ‘This hair is used to keep the hobbit's feet warm because they do not wear boots.’
    • ‘Now hobbits and men and elf and dwarf are scattered across Middle Earth, the story jumping back and forth between them.’
    • ‘The hobbits needed to appear about three to four feet tall - tiny compared with the seven-foot Gandalf.’
    • ‘Creatures such as elves, ogres, hobbits, dwarfs, and orcs roamed this realm freely.’
    • ‘I would have liked to have seen more of the world from a hobbit's point of view.’
    • ‘Because of its size and location, many hobbits desire to live there.’
    • ‘But the hobbits, like the Riders and the other mortal inhabitants of Middle-Earth, seem to have no religion at all, not even a pagan one.’
    • ‘We were living in this outer realm, where hobbits existed and wars were fought between inhuman creatures.’
    • ‘As they leave Rivendell, he teaches the hobbits swordsmanship.’
    • ‘As he travels to Mount Doom with the hobbits, Sam and Frodo, their relationship becomes more precarious.’
    • ‘Aragorn, thinking that the hobbits are dead, kicks a discarded orc helmet and falls to his knees howling in anguish.’
    • ‘The four main hobbits were pretty good, although the foolishness of Pippin gets rather tiresome.’
    • ‘I keep looking at the hobbits ' scarves and wondering if I couldn't knit one for myself.’
    • ‘We are watching hobbits go on a journey to destroy a magic ring.’
    • ‘In his hobbits he created an image of heroic action that was both admirable and plausible.’
    • ‘After a few years, he once again splashed back onto the scene as Frodo, the hobbit we've all come to know and love, in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.’


1937 invented by Tolkien in his book The Hobbit, and said by him to mean ‘hole-dweller’.