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pol·ter·geist

 (pōl′tər-gīst′)
n.
A ghost that manifests itself by noises, rappings, and the creation of disorder.

[German : poltern, to make noises (from Middle High German boldern) + Geist, ghost (from Middle High German, from Old High German).]

poltergeist

(ˈpɒltəˌɡaɪst)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a spirit believed to manifest its presence by rappings and other noises and also by acts of mischief, such as throwing furniture about
[C19: from German, from poltern to be noisy + Geist ghost]

pol•ter•geist

(ˈpoʊl tərˌgaɪst)

n.
a ghost or spirit supposed to manifest its presence by noises, knockings, etc.
[1840–50; < German Poltergeist=polter(n) to make noise, knock, rattle + Geist ghost]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poltergeist - a ghost that announces its presence with rapping and the creation of disorder
ghost - the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
Translations
полтъргайст
strašidlo
poltergejst
poltergeisträyhähenki
esprit frappeurpoltergeist
kopogó szellem
ærsladraugur
ポルターガイスト現象
폴터가이스트
poltergeistas
poltergeistsmājas gars

poltergeist

[ˈpɔːltəgaɪst] Nduende m

poltergeist

[ˈpɒltərgaɪst] nesprit m frappeur

poltergeist

nPoltergeist m, → Klopfgeist m

poltergeist

[ˈpɒltəˌgaɪst] npoltergeist m inv

poltergeist

(ˈpoltəgaist, (American) ˈpoul-) noun
a kind of ghost that moves furniture etc.
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