- A mischievous, ugly, dwarflike creature of folklore.More example sentences
- There is a group of elves or goblins or aliens or something who show up as I'm drifting off.
- Home to a wacky wizard, it's a gothic mansion packed to the rafters with mischievous goblins and no-good ghosts.
- The other angle I read into this is that of the child-abduction by goblins and fairies in the tales of yore and of today.
Middle English: from Old French gobelin, possibly related to German Kobold (see kobold) or to Greek kobalos 'mischievous goblin'. In medieval Latin Gobelinus occurs as the name of a mischievous spirit, said to haunt Évreux in northern France in the 12th century.