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[ sheyp-shif-ter ]
/ ˈʃeɪpˌʃɪf tər /


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.

Nearby words

shapeless, shapelessly, shapely, shapen, shaper, shapeshifter, shapewear, shaping, shapiro, shapiro, karl, shapka

Origin of shapeshifter

First recorded in 1885–90; shape + shifter
Related formsshape·shift, verb (used without object)shape·shift·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019