bhut

or bhoot

[ boot ]
/ but /

noun

(in Indian mythology) a spirit or demon.

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Origin of bhut

1775–85; <Hindi bhūt<Sanskrit bhūtā
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Example sentences from the Web for bhut

  • Give him a Bhut Jolokia pepper, said to be one of, if not the hottest in the world.

    Hot-Sauce Addicts|Abby Schneiderman|July 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Give him a Bhut Jolokia pepper, said to be one of, if not thehottest in the world.

    Hot-Sauce Addicts|Abby Schneiderman|July 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • As to the ways of a bhut not even the priest at my village of Gaum could say aught.

    The Three Sapphires|W. A. Fraser