barghest

noun bar·ghest \ˈbärgəst\
variants: less commonly

barguest

\ˈbärgəst\

Definition of barghest

plural

-s

dialectal, England

  1. :  a ghost or goblin believed to portend misfortune and sometimes appearing in the shape of a large dog

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Origin and Etymology of barghest

perhaps from English dialect bar, bargh ridge (from Middle English bergh hill) + English dialect ghest, alteration of ghost


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