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poltergeist

noun pol·ter·geist \ˈpōl-tər-ˌgīst\

: a ghost that makes strange noises and causes objects to move

Full Definition of POLTERGEIST

:  a noisy usually mischievous ghost held to be responsible for unexplained noises (as rappings)

Examples of POLTERGEIST

  1. <we thought a poltergeist was knocking dishes off the shelves, but it turned out to just be vibrations from passing trains>

Origin of POLTERGEIST

German, from poltern to knock + Geist spirit
First Known Use: 1848

Rhymes with POLTERGEIST

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