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Definition of "gremlin" []

  • An imaginary gnomelike creature to whom mechanical problems, especially in aircraft, are attributed. (noun)
  • A maker of mischief. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gremlin" in a sentence
  • "When the gremlin is kneeling on the wing prying up the panel you can see the actor's shoes under his gremlin costume."
  • "Her gremlin is her twin self, who talks to her in the second person, tells her to play it safe and not stick out from the crowd."
  • "[Just a side note: Mohawk was only created because Stripe was so popular and there needed to be a Mohawk-stylin 'gremlin in the second one.] i actually liked the smart one in part 2 cause he was kinda funny. or the one that dressed as a female"