poltergeist

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From German Polter (rumble) + Geist (spirit).

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poltergeist (plural poltergeists or poltergeister)

  1. An unseen ghost which makes noises and causes disruption, especially by causing physical objects to move or fly about.
    a poltergeist haunts the house by moving objects around the house, make chain-rattling noises and throwing items.
    the chapel is haunted by a demonic poltergeist.

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poltergeist m (plural poltergeists)

  1. (parapsychology) poltergeist (a disruptive ghost)