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"goblin" in British English

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goblinnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡɒb.lɪn/  us   /ˈɡɑː.blɪn/
(in ​stories) a ​small, ​uglycreature that is ​harmful to ​humans
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(Definition of goblin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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goblinnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡɑb·lən/
a ​small, ​imaginary, usually ​uglycreature who ​playstricks on ​people
(Definition of goblin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “goblin”
in Spanish duende, trasgo…
in Vietnamese yêu tinh…
in Malaysian goblin…
in Thai ปีศาจ…
in French lutin…
in German der Kobold…
in Chinese (Simplified) (故事中通常很丑陋且祸害人的)小妖精,小妖怪…
in Turkish cin, gulyabani…
in Russian гоблин, домовой…
in Indonesian setan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (故事中通常很醜陋且禍害人的)小妖精,小妖怪…
in Polish chochlik…
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