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EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish דיבוק (dibek), from Hebrew דבק (dovek, cling).

NounEdit

dybbuk (plural dybbuks or dybbukim)

  1. A malicious possessing spirit, believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • The Oxford English Dictionary