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goblin

[ gob-lin ]SEE DEFINITION OF goblin

Synonyms for goblin

  • gnome
  • gremlin
  • bogeyman
  • brownie
  • demon
  • fiend
  • imp
  • pixie
  • spirit
  • sprite
  • kobold
  • nixie
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Antonyms for goblin

  • angel
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOBLIN

The first mound that I encountered belonged to a goblin who was splashing in his tub.

To me they sounded suspiciously like the goblins in my goblin book.

Edwin gazed upon this astonishing apparition, and knew it for a goblin of darkness.

The goblin descended from its eminence, and directed the course of Roderic.

The goblin immediately vanished; and Edwin was left in solitude.

One only goblin was daring enough to pronounce a curse upon him.

But the goblin placed his hand upon my mouth, and I was dumb.

Hence his folly of treating his thoughts and fancies, as he was treated by the goblin.

"Yes, sir," said the goblin driver, nodding his head vigorously.

"Hija de puta," cries the goblin driver, jumping to the ground.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "a devil, incubus, fairy," from Old French gobelin (12c., as Medieval Latin Gobelinus, the name of a spirit haunting the region of Evreux, in chronicle of Ordericus Vitalis), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to German kobold (see cobalt), or from Medieval Latin cabalus, from Greek kobalos "rogue, knave," kobaloi "wicked spirits invoked by rogues," of unknown origin. Another suggestion is that it is a diminutive of the proper name Gobel.

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