Advertisement

poltergeist (n.)

"a noisy spirit, a ghost which makes its presence known by noises," 1838, from German Poltergeist, literally "noisy ghost," from poltern "make noise, rattle" (from PIE root *bhel- (4) "to sound, ring, roar;" source of bellow, bell) + Geist "ghost" (see ghost (n.)). In the native idiom of Northern England, such phenomena likely would be credited to a boggart.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of poltergeist

poltergeist (n.)
a ghost that announces its presence with rapping and the creation of disorder;
From wordnet.princeton.edu