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  1. a nonmagical person in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe.

    • a person who is not familiar with the Harry Potter universe: He’s a muggle—he hasn’t read any of the books.

    • a person who is not familiar with or knowledgeable about a specific subject (often used attributively): I’m a true fan of K-pop, and my brother is just a muggle.

Origin of muggle

First recorded in 1995–2000; from the Harry Potter series of novels by J.K. Rowling

Words Nearby muggle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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