Full record for hobbitry n.

Definition the cult of hobbits; hobbits collectively, or their qualities
OED requirements antedating 1944
Earliest cite J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter
Comment Mark English submitted a cite from a 1944 letter by J.R.R. Tolkien, collected in the 1981 "Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien".

Earliest cite in the OED: 1947.

Last modified 6 July, 2008