hobthrush

noun hob·thrush \ˈhäbˌthru̇sh\

Definition of hobthrush

dialectal, England

  1. :  hobgoblin

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Origin and Etymology of hobthrush

probably irregular from 1hob + obsolete English thurse goblin, from Middle English thirs malevolent supernatural being, from Old English thyrs demon; akin to Old High German duris giant, Old Norse thurs


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