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[loo-ga-roo; English loo-guh-roo] /lu gaˈru; English ˌlu gəˈru/
noun, plural loups-garous
[loo-ga-roo; English loo-guh-rooz] /lu gaˈru; English ˌlu gəˈruz/ (Show IPA).
a werewolf; lycanthrope. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He had often heard tales of the loup-garou, or witch wolf, whom no bullet could kill.

  • He is kin with those creatures of legend, the loup-garou, the vampire.

    She Buildeth Her House Will Comfort
  • How can we deceive ourselves and say there is no loup-garou?

    A Lover in Homespun F. Clifford Smith
  • The legend of the loup-garou had no place in the land they had entered.

    A Lover in Homespun F. Clifford Smith
  • The trapper thinks of the "loup-garou," but no wolf-demon of native legend devoured the very real substance of that fox.

  • The loup-garou of the French is found in Italy under the name of the lupo manaro or versiero.

    Human Animals Frank Hamel
  • Indeed, in France and Germany, the belief in loup-garou and whrwolf has hardly yet died out.

  • And has not Jacques told me of how you killed the loup-garou; of how you are hated by Moncrossen, and feared by Creed?

    The Promise James B. Hendryx
  • Good thing we don't believe in ghosts, Peter, or we would swear it was a loup-garou smelling us through the wall!

    The Country Beyond James Oliver Curwood
  • There is scarcely any malignant spirit, from a loup-garou to an ague, which cannot be found in the deserts of Aquitaine.

    Barn and the Pyrenees

    Louisa Stuart Costello

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