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noun 
  1. A mythical creature reputed to be mechanically inclined and mischievous.
  2. By extension, any mysterious, unknown source of trouble or mischief.
    We rechecked everything, and we suspect gremlins in the database.
Etymology: Possibly from Old English grímian ("to vex", "to anger"), related to German grímen and Swedish gríma ("to grieve").


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