an evil demon, originally of Oriental legend, supposed to feed on human beings, and especially to rob graves, prey on corpses, etc.
a grave robber.
a person who revels in what is revolting.
a malevolent spirit or ghost
a person interested in morbid or disgusting things
a person who robs graves
(in Muslim legend) an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either stolen corpses or children
1786, in the English translation of Beckford’s “Vathek,” from Arabic ghul, an evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on corpses, from ghala “he seized.”
[goo-lish] /ˈgu lɪʃ/ adjective 1. strangely diabolical or cruel; monstrous: a ghoulish and questionable sense of humor. 2. showing fascination with death, disease, maiming, etc.; morbid: ghoulish curiosity. 3. of, relating to, or like a or ghouls. /ˈɡuːlɪʃ/ adjective 1. of or relating to ghouls; morbid or disgusting; unhealthily interested in death adj. 1840, from […]
Military. 1. general headquarters. abbreviation 1. General Headquarters general headquarters
/ˈɡrɛlɪn/ noun 1. a hormone produced in the body that stimulates appetite
GHRF or GH-RF abbr. growth hormone-releasing factor growth hormone-releasing factor