ghoul

[gool]
noun
1.
an evil demon, originally of Oriental legend, supposed to feed on human beings, and especially to rob graves, prey on corpses, etc.
2.
a grave robber.
3.
a person who revels in what is revolting.

Origin:
1780–90; < Arabic ghūl

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ghoul (ɡuːl)
 
n
1.  a malevolent spirit or ghost
2.  a person interested in morbid or disgusting things
3.  a person who robs graves
4.  (in Muslim legend) an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either stolen corpses or children
 
[C18: from Arabic ghūl, from ghāla he seized]

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ghoul
1786, in Beckford's "Vathek," from Ar. ghul, an evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on corpses, from ghala "he seized."
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Example sentences
The faces near me were those of ghouls worn out in some unholy midnight revel.
The humans of this world have always relied on their faith to shield them from
  vampires and werewolves, spirits, and ghouls.
Visitors can explore a blocked-off, half-mile section of the cave that's packed
  with scary ghouls and demons.
Before dining, families can explore the various floors of the restaurant that
  house animatronic ghost and ghouls.
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