Teraphim means in the bible: Image of the form and size of a man, 1 Sam. 19:13; 16 from patriarchal times, Gen. 31:30 to 32, and beyond Judg. 17:5; Hosea 3:4-5; Zech. 10:2 for worship, and magical purposes in Israel as well as in Babylon Ezek. 21:21. Teraphim wasn’t used to worship other gods, but rather to worship the true God corruptly.
(in Bible Dictionary)