(In mythology and fairy stories) a mischievous imp or sprite.
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- It is a time when the very mention of witches, gnomes, hobgoblins and ogres is enough to conjure up a fantasy world populated with a multitude of such creatures.
- It was a time when witches did mischief while spiteful fairies and hobgoblins roamed about.
- If people want to believe in tooth fairies, or leprechauns, or hobgoblins, or taniwha, or whatever, it is their right to do that.