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Definition of ghoul noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ghoul

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɡul//
     
     
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  1. 1(in stories) an evil spirit that opens graves and eats the dead bodies in them
  2. 2(disapproving) a person who is too interested in unpleasant things such as death and disaster
NAmE//ˈɡulɪʃ//
 
adjective ghoulish laughter
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ghoul