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soucouyant

Line breaks: sou|cou¦yant
Pronunciation: /ˌsuːkuːˈjɒ̃
 
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Definition of soucouyant in English:

noun

(In eastern Caribbean folklore) a malignant witch believed to shed her skin by night and suck the blood of her victims.
Example sentences
  • The only way to kill a soucouyant is to salt her skin when she leaves it to make her nightly flight.
  • The thing that puzzles me to this day is when ole people used to talk about seeing soucouyants.
  • You can tell you've been bitten by a soucouyant if you see two little bite marks side by side, anywhere on your body in the morning.

Origin

West Indian creole.

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