ghoul

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Persian غول (ğul) — an imaginary sylvan demon, supposed to devour men and animals. From Arabic غول. Compare French goule.

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ghoul (plural ghouls)

  1. (mythology, folklore) A spirit said to feed on corpses.
    • 1927H.P. Lovecraft, Pickman's Model
      The other chamber had shown a pack of ghouls and witches over-running the world of our forefathers, but this one brought the horror right into our own daily life!.
  2. A graverobber
  3. A person with an undue interest in death and corpses.

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Etymology[edit]

From English ghoul, from Persian غول (ğul).

Noun[edit]

ghoul m (plural ghouls)

  1. (mythology, folklore) ghoul (a spirit said to feed on corpses)