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golem

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noun go·lem \ˈgō-ləm, ˈgȯi-, ˈgā-\

Definition of golem

  1. 1 :  an artificial human being in Hebrew folklore endowed with life

  2. 2 :  something or someone resembling a golem: as a :  automaton b :  blockhead



Examples of golem

  1. <the supervisor was a golem who never had an unprogrammed thought in her life>



Origin of golem

Yiddish goylem, from Hebrew gōlem shapeless mass


First Known Use: 1897

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