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Meaning of hobgoblin

hob•gob•lin

Pronunciation: (hob'gob"lin), [key]
— n.
  1. something causing superstitious fear; a bogy.
  2. a mischievous goblin.
  3. (cap.) Puck (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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