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Noun: hobgoblin  'hób,gó-blin
  1. (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
    - goblin, hob, pooka [Ireland]
  2. An object of dread or apprehension
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds";
    - bugbear

Derived forms: hobgoblins

Type of: evil spirit, object

Encyclopedia: Hobgoblin