The Etymology of the Word ‘Hobbit’
Hobbits are well known to us, if not from Tolkien’s books, than at least from Peter Jackson’s movies. But it was not always so. There was a time when no one had heard of the word ‘Hobbit.’
If you are interested in Tolkien and Hobbits, you might appreciate this article over at the Oxford Dictionary blog. You will learn everything you wanted to know about Hobbits and more.