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Definition of 'hobgoblin'

Noun

  1. (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
       Synonyms: goblin hob
  2. an object of dread or apprehension; "Germany was always a bugbear for France"; "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"--Ralph Waldo Emerson
       Synonyms: bugbear


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