shapeshifter

[ sheyp-shif-ter ]
/ ˈʃeɪpˌʃɪf tər /

noun

a fictional being that can transform itself from one physical form into another: Zeus was a great shapeshifter, taking many unexpected forms, including that of a swan, a gopher, a cloud, and even a shower of gold.

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Origin of shapeshifter

First recorded in 1885–90; shape + shifter

OTHER WORDS FROM shapeshifter

shape·shift, verb (used without object)shape·shift·ing, noun

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