Poltergeist Definition

pōltər-gīst
poltergeists
noun
A kind of ghost thought by some to be responsible for mysterious noisy disturbances.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Poltergeist

Noun

Singular:
poltergeist
Plural:
poltergeister, poltergeists

Origin of Poltergeist

  • German poltern to make noises (from Middle High German boldern) Geist ghost (from Middle High German) (from Old High German)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Polter (“rumble") + Geist (“spirit").

    From Wiktionary

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