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gob·lin

 (gŏb′lĭn)
n.
A grotesque elfin creature of folklore, thought to work mischief or evil.

[Middle English gobelin, from Norman French *gobelin, name of a ghost that supposedly haunted the town of Évreux in the 12th century.]

goblin

(ˈɡɒblɪn)
n
(European Myth & Legend) (in folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature, regarded as malevolent towards human beings
[C14: from Old French, from Middle High German kobolt; compare cobalt]

gob•lin

(ˈgɒb lɪn)

n.
a grotesque sprite that is mischievous or malicious.
[1300–50; < Middle French < Middle High German kobold goblin; see kobold]
syn: goblin, gnome, gremlin refer to supernatural beings thought to be malevolent to people. goblins are demons of any size, usu. in human or animal form, that are supposed to afflict and even torture human beings. gnomes are small ugly creatures that live in the earth, guarding mines, treasures, etc. They are mysteriously malevolent and terrify human beings by causing dreadful mishaps to occur. gremlins are thought to disrupt machinery and are active in modern folklore.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goblin - (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beingsgoblin - (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
Translations
عِفْريت قَبيح المنظَر
skřítek
nissetrold
álfur, púki
aitvaraskaukas
rūķisvelniņš
gulyabanî

goblin

[ˈgɒblɪn] Nduende m, trasgo m

goblin

[ˈgɒblɪn] nlutin m

goblin

nKobold m

goblin

[ˈgɒblɪn] nfolletto

goblin

(ˈgoblin) noun
a mischievous, ugly spirit. a frightening fairy-story about goblins.