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

     

    golem

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊləm//
     
    , BrE//ˈɡɔɪləm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊləm//
     
     
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  1. 1 (in Jewish stories) a figure made of clay that comes to life
  2. 2a machine that behaves like a human
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Yiddish goylem, from Hebrew gōlem ‘shapeless mass’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: golem