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halfling

n.

"one not fully grown," 1794, from half + -ling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for halfling

Historical Examples

  • Not a shekel, not a silver penny, not a halfling—so help me the God of Abraham!

    Ivanhoe

    Walter Scott

  • Fifteen tarry sailors upon the one side, and a man and a halfling boy upon the other!

    Kidnapped

    Robert Louis Stevenson