noun (plural windigos or windigoes)
(In the folklore of the northern Algonquian Indians) a cannibalistic giant; a person who has been transformed into a monster by the consumption of human flesh.
More example sentences
- In the depths of the winter, the windigo seeks to feast on human flesh.
- Manjimanidoo or evil spirits existed; windigos were especially terrifying spirits who dwelled within lakes and practiced cannibalism.
- I must see a traveling paper, then you may come stay the night with us so as you will be safe from the wendigos.
from Ojibwa wintiko.
Definition of windigo in:
- The US English dictionary