Meaning of “goblin” in the English Dictionary

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"goblin" in British English

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goblinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡɒb.lɪn/ us /ˈɡɑː.blɪn/

(in stories) a small, ugly creature that is harmful to humans

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(Definition of “goblin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"goblin" in American English

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goblinnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡɑb·lən/

a small, imaginary, usually ugly creature who plays tricks on people

(Definition of “goblin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)