[ goh-luh m, -lem ]
/ ˈgoʊ ləm, -lɛm /


Jewish Folklore. a figure artificially constructed in the form of a human being and endowed with life.
a stupid and clumsy person; blockhead.
an automaton.

Origin of golem

1895–1900; (< Yiddish goylem) < Hebrew gōlem embryo, larva, cocoon
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British Dictionary definitions for golem

/ (ˈɡəʊlɛm) /


(in Jewish legend) an artificially created human being brought to life by supernatural means

Word Origin for golem

from Yiddish goylem, from Hebrew gōlem formless thing
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