Definition of kobold in English:

kobold

noun

  • (in Germanic mythology) a spirit who haunts houses or lives underground in caves or mines.

    • ‘Everything looked good for an evening of high adventure until the first kobold was killed.’
    • ‘You'll encounter giant rats, spiders, kobolds, wolves, trolls, and the rest of the usual suspects.’
    • ‘Nein taunted the kobolds that surrounded her group.’
    • ‘They rushed over to investigate, and saw a kobold trapped in a bear trap.’
    • ‘You're the senior student of a dwarf named Master Drogan, and one night kobolds attack, poison Drogan, and then make off with some powerful artifacts.’
    • ‘As soon as you walk around in your own house with the lights off, some evil little kitchen kobold rushes out and rearranges all your furniture.’

Origin

From German Kobold.

Pronunciation

kobold

/ˈkəʊbəld/