Open main menu

EnglishEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Middle English gremly (terrible) (compare Old English gremman, gremian (to provoke; irritate; anger; vex)) +‎ -lin, -ling; related to German grämen, Swedish gräma (to grieve). Compare goblin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɛm.lɪn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

gremlin (plural gremlins)

  1. A mythical creature reputed to be mischievously inclined to damage or dismantle machinery.
  2. (by extension) Any mysterious, unknown source of trouble or mischief.
    We rechecked everything, and we suspect gremlins in the database.
  3. (surfing, slang) A young inexperienced surfer.
    Synonyms: gremmie, gremmy

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit