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Definition of poltergeist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

poltergeist

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpəʊltəɡaɪst//
 
, BrE//ˈpɒltəɡaɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊltərɡaɪst//
 
 
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a ghost that makes loud noises and throws objects Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from German Poltergeist, from poltern ‘create a disturbance’ + Geist ‘ghost’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: poltergeist