Definition of Bargest

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of barghest) ¹



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Definition of Bargest

1. a doglike goblin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bargest

bargees
bargeese
bargelike
bargello
bargellos
bargeman
bargemaster
bargemasters
bargemen
bargepole
bargepoles
barger
bargers
barges
barges in
bargest (current term)
bargests
bargewoman
bargewomen
barghest
barghests
barging
barging in
bargirls
bargoer
bargoers
bargoose
barguest
barguests

Literary usage of Bargest

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1. Lakeland Words: A Collection of Dialect Words and Phrases, as Used in by B. Kirkby (1898)
"One who has the power of foretelling the demise of others. One who makes an unearthly- din. Shut up, thoo gurt bargest, thoo! Lai 'uns 'at's. aboot ther ..."

2. Yorkshire Legends and Traditions as Told by Her Ancient Chroniclers, Her by Thomas Parkinson (1888)
"Then I heerd again this brush, brush, brush wi' t' chains ; for, yo' see, when I stuid still it stopp'd ; an' then, thowt I, this mun be a bargest, ..."

3. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... known in Yorkshire as the bargest. In Kent's •* Table Book " there is a ... had with the bargest some generations ago. A more profitable employment than ..."

4. A Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... quoted by local chroniclers, springs from an adventure which some person known as the Troller, or Trowler, had with the bargest some generations ago. ..."

5. Yorkshire County Magazine by Joseph Horsfall Turner (1892)
"The dog you saw was bargest; you may perhaps have heard of him.' "'I have frequently heard tales of bargest, but I never credited them. ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"... N. bargest [baa--ge'st], W., a hobgoblin that predicts death in a family by howling round the house during tho night. Bahn-deer savidge [baan-di-h' ..."

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