In our endeavor to tease out the hyphenated words and study them, I present “hobbit-boy”; the word is still listed in the entry for “hobbit” as well.
- 01.006 since they were all small hobbit-boys
- 01.043 as if some naughty little hobbit-boy was trying to pull the handle off.
Although “Hobbit” is listed in OED – and an invention of Tolkien’s – no hyphenated forms are.
“hobbit, n.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/87449. Accessed 14 September 2017.