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Borrowed from German Poltergeist, from poltern (to rumble) +‎ Geist (ghost).

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poltergeist (plural poltergeists or poltergeister)

  1. An unseen ghost which makes noises and causes disruption, especially by causing physical objects to move or fly about.
    A poltergeist haunts the house by moving objects around, making chain-rattling noises and throwing things.
    The chapel is haunted by a demonic poltergeist.

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poltergeist m (plural poltergeists)

  1. (parapsychology) poltergeist (a disruptive ghost)