Definitions

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  • n. A non-magical person in the works of J.K. Rowling.
  • n. A non-specialist; someone lacking a particular skill or ability.

Etymologies

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Coined by J.K. Rowling.

Examples

  • Yeah, good point - we did really need to see some value in Muggle-kind.

    Spoilery Pottery Initial Thoughts

  • The book draws you in with interesting "new" ways to look at magic ... but, at the same time, it is quite disturbing to think that such longing is really about dissatisfaction with the mundane of the regular world (what JKR would call the Muggle World).

    Reader reviews of The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

  • Where no proven wizarding ancestry exists, therefore, the so-called Muggle-born is likely to have obtained magical power by theft or force.

    The Heirs of Slytherin | Jewschool

  • The Ministry is determined to root out such usurpers of magical power, and to this end has issued an invitation to every so-called Muggle-born to present themselves for interview by the newly appointed Muggle-born Registration Commission.

    The Heirs of Slytherin | Jewschool

  • “‘The Ministry is determined to root out such usurpers of magical power, and to this end has issued an invitation to every so-called Muggle-born to present themselves for interview by the newly appointed Muggle-born Registration Commission.’”

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • Where no proven Wizarding ancestry exists, therefore, the so-called Muggle-born is likely to have obtained magical power by theft or force.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • He also thought he had been called a Muggle, whatever that was.

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • Plus it has bothered me from the beginning that this series 'TBE's (Token Black Extras) are always present specifically to be seen (grinning; cheering) and not heard (the brief exception here being gorgeous newcomer Elarica Gallagher, during Harry's brief "Muggle" flirtation in the London Underground).

    Gregory Weinkauf: Half-Blood, All Brilliant: The Sixth Harry Potter Movie Enchants and Enthralls

  • Alma Alexander's Worldweavers (YA) -- about learning magic despite yourself; despite being a bust at being the seventh child of a seventh child, and what a Potterhead would call a "Muggle".

    If there was a world post Potterstorm, how about some additional reading?

  • To find out how well "Muggle" test-takers—ordinary mortals completing the quiz—would survive within the magical world.

    Archive 2006-04-01

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  • In geocaching it is used to describe a person who is not engaged in the activty. Normally used when the presence of a muggle impedes a geocacher recovering a cache.

    July 28, 2009