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Meaning of GOBLIN

Pronunciation:  'gâblin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

GOBLIN is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: hob, hobgoblin
 See Also: evil spirit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gob"lin\, n. [OE. gobelin, F. gobelin, LL. gobelinus,
fr. Gr. ? knave, a mischievous goblin; or cf. G. kobold, E.
kobold, cobalt, Armor. gobilin an ignis fatuus, goblin.]
An evil or mischievous spirit; a playful or malicious elf; a
frightful phantom; a gnome.

      To whom the goblin, full of wrath, replied. --Milton.

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