Definition of werewolf in English:


Line breaks: were|wolf
Pronunciation: /ˈwɛːwʊlf
, ˈwɪə-, ˈwəː-/

noun (plural werewolves)

(In folklore) a person who changes for periods of time into a wolf, typically when there is a full moon.
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  • I heard the pounding feet and paws of other wolves and werewolves coming towards the tree.
  • We must also take Diane to determine whether our killer is a wolf or a werewolf.
  • The grass had both footprints of the boy and werewolf but the werewolf was out of sight.


late Old English werewulf; the first element has usually been identified with Old English wer 'man'. In modern use the word has been revived through folklore studies.

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