Goblin - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education Skip to search. New User? Register Sign InHelp Get new Yahoo Mail apps Mail My Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Education Search Search Web HOME CAREERS SCHOOLS ARTICLES REFERENCE Yahoo! Education > Reference > Encyclopedia > goblin Encyclopedia: goblin Reference Dictionary Encyclopedia Thesaurus World Factbook Search Encyclopedia: goblin or hobgoblin, in French folklore, small household spirit, similar to the Celtic brownie. Goblins perform household tasks but also can make mischief, such as pulling the covers off sleepers. They like wine and pretty children. Home| Career Center| School Match| Articles| Reference| Help Questions or Comments - Privacy - About Our Ads - Terms.