[goh-luh m, -lem] /ˈgoʊ ləm, -lɛm/

Jewish Folklore. a figure artificially constructed in the form of a human being and endowed with life.
a stupid and clumsy person; blockhead.
an automaton.
(in Jewish legend) an artificially created human being brought to life by supernatural means

“artificial man, automaton,” 1897, from Hebrew golem [Psalm cxxxix:16] “shapeless mass, embryo,” from galam “he wrapped up, folded.”


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