kobold

[ koh-bold, -bohld ]
/ ˈkoʊ bɒld, -boʊld /

noun (in German folklore)

a spirit or goblin, often mischievous, that haunts houses.
a spirit that haunts mines or other underground places.

Nearby words

  1. kobarid,
  2. kobe,
  3. kobe beef,
  4. koblenz,
  5. kobo,
  6. kocaeli,
  7. koch,
  8. koch's bacillus,
  9. koch's postulates,
  10. koch, robert

Origin of kobold

Borrowed into English from German around 1625–35

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British Dictionary definitions for kobold

kobold

/ (ˈkɒbəʊld) /

noun German myth

a mischievous household sprite
a spirit that haunts subterranean places, such as mines

Word Origin for kobold

C19: from German; see cobalt

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