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See also: Poltergeist
Unadapted borrowing from German Poltergeist, from poltern (“to rumble”) + Geist (“ghost”).
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊl.tɚˌɡaɪst/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɒl.tə.ɡaɪst/, /ˈpəʊl.təˌɡaɪst/
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poltergeist (plural poltergeists or poltergeister)
- (parapsychology) 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, making chain-rattling noises and throwing things.
- The chapel is haunted by a demonic poltergeist.
- 1925 July – 1926 May, A[rthur] Conan Doyle, “(please specify the chapter number)”, in The Land of Mist (eBook no. 0601351h.html), Australia: Project Gutenberg Australia, published April 2019:
- "Perhaps even a small poltergeist might come your way. Any trifle would be welcome." His bull's bellow of laughter followed them into the lift.
- See also Thesaurus:ghost
Borrowed from German Poltergeist.
poltergeist m anim
Declension of poltergeist
- poltergeist in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- poltergeist in Polish dictionaries at PWN
poltergeist m (plural poltergeists)
- (parapsychology) poltergeist (a disruptive ghost)
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