Jewish Folklore the spirit of a dead person that enters the body of a living person and possesses it
Origin of dybbukClassical Hebrew (language) dibb?q ; from d?bhaq, to cleave, hold to
nounpl. dyb·buks or dyb·buk·im
In Jewish folklore, the wandering soul of a dead person that enters the body of a living person and controls his or her behavior.
Origin of dybbukYiddish dibek, from Hebrew dibb&umacron;q, probably from dabaq, to cling; see dbq in Semitic roots.