Origin of ghoul
Examples from the Web for ghoul
The ghoul that keeps Putin awake at night is a Ukrainian Cossack.
In Arabic legend, a ghoul is a creature that eats both stolen corpses and children.What's the Difference Between Ghouls, Goblins, and Ghosts?|Dictionary.com|November 1, 2010|DAILY BEAST
At this the ghoul was angered, and I thought that he would have done me some bodily violence.The Fantasy Fan January 1934|Various
I will watch him like a ghoul of Bowanee, and they shall be mine!A Fascinating Traitor|Richard Henry Savage
When he came to the form of Bosco, that youth feigned death, knowing that resistance to the ghoul meant a death wound.The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin|Harry Houdini
Directly, a small window at one side of the gate was opened, and a ghoul put his head out.Ting-a-ling|Frank Richard Stockton
And she laughed, and it would not have been a bad laugh for a ghoul.Uncle Silas|J. S. LeFanu
British Dictionary definitions for ghoul
Word Origin for ghoul
Word Origin and History for ghoul
1786, in the English translation of Beckford's "Vathek," from Arabic ghul, an evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on corpses, from ghala "he seized."