poltergeist
noun Etymology: German, from poltern to knock + Geist spirit Date: 1848 a noisy usually mischievous ghost held to be responsible for unexplained noises (as rappings)

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  • poltergeist — (n.) 1838, from Ger. Poltergeist, lit. noisy ghost, from poltern make noise, rattle (from PIE root *bhel (4) to sound, ring, roar ) + Geist ghost (see GHOST (Cf. ghost)). In the native idiom of Northern England, such phenomenon likely would be… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • poltergeist — ► NOUN ▪ a supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as throwing objects about. ORIGIN German, from poltern create a disturbance + Geist ghost …   English terms dictionary

  • poltergeist — [pōl′tər gīst΄] n. [Ger < poltern, to make noise, rumble (< IE base * bhel > BELL2) + geist, GHOST] a kind of ghost thought by some to be responsible for mysterious noisy disturbances …   English World dictionary

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