ghou·​lie ˈgü-lē How to pronounce ghoulie (audio)

Examples of ghoulie in a Sentence

a tale of a decrepit mansion haunted by a gallery of ghoulies
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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ghoulie was in 1905

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“Ghoulie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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