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noun, plural wolf-chil·dren.
- a child who is thought to have been suckled or nurtured by wolves.
Origin of wolf-child
First recorded in 1855–60
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for wolf-child
That was all arranged, and the only thing now was to kill the Wolf-child.
But the child answered, “I am in truth a wolf-child, and had rather remain with my wolf-parents.”