dybbuk

[ Sephardic Hebrew dee-book; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English dib-uh k ]SEE DEFINITION OF dybbuk
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WORD ORIGIN

"malevolent spirit of a dead person possessing the body of a living one," 1903, from Jewish folklore, from Hebrew dibbuk, from dabak "to cling, cleave to."

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