Definition of Gremlin

1. Noun. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous.

Exact synonyms: Brownie, Elf, Hob, Imp, Pixie, Pixy
Category relationships: Folklore
Generic synonyms: Faerie, Faery, Fairy, Fay, Sprite
Specialized synonyms: Leprechaun, Sandman



Definition of Gremlin

1. Noun. A mythical creature reputed to be mechanically inclined and mischievously inclined to damage or dismantle machinery. ¹

2. Noun. By extension, any mysterious, unknown source of trouble or mischief. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gremlin

1. a mischievous creature [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gremlin

greige goods
greiges
greigite
greillade
grein
greined
greining
greins
greisen
greisens
greisly
greith
greking
gremial
gremials
gremlin (current term)
gremlins
gremmie
gremmies
gremmy
gremolata
gremolatas
gremoulata
gremoulatas
gren
grenache
grenada
grenade
grenade launcher
grenade launchers

Literary usage of Gremlin

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1. Let's Reduce And Recycle: Curriculum for Solid Waste Awareness by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Objective: To introduce children to the Garbage gremlin and what he stands for. Photocopy the Clip Art illustration of the Garbage gremlin riding beside the ..."

2. Surfing the Long Wave: Knowledge Entrepreneurship in Britain by Charles Leadbeater, Kate Oakley (2001)
"gremlin grew steadily from twenty employees to about 75. ... At the end of 1998, gremlin issued a profits warning, following worse than expected sales of a ..."

3. The Itinerary of John Leland in Or about the Years 1535-1543: Parts I to [XI] by John Leland (1906)
"Then to the ford of gremlin broke 2. miles. To go thorough the midle of the countery as from est to west a 23. miles. ..."

4. The Twentieth Century Theatre: Observations on the Contemporary English and by William Lyon Phelps (1918)
"Do let me put gremlin into it. A man who could let the seven deadly sins go ... Barker played you off the stage; gremlin dwarfed you ; Bill annihilated you ..."

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