Definition of windigo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwindəˌɡō/
(also wendigo)

noun (plural windigos or windigoes)

(In the folklore of some northern Algonquian peoples) a cannibalistic giant; a person who has been transformed into a monster by the consumption of human flesh.
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.

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Syllabification: win·di·go

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