Full record for hobbit-hole n.

Definition a hobbit's house; or a small cozy house
OED requirements antedating 1937
Earliest cite J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Comment In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...
Last modified 30 July, 2019

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1974 W. Rotsler Patron of the Arts xi. 189 Gilman Gottlieb came from his hobbit-hole in the Sierras when he was told Coleman was going to beat him to the solution.