Origin of vampire
Related formsvam·pir·ic [vam-pir-ik] /væmˈpɪr ɪk/, vam·pir·ish [vam-pahyuh r-ish] /ˈvæm paɪər ɪʃ/, adjective
Examples from the Web for vampires
This Tuesday, a bunch of vampires and would-be superheroes will knock on our doors and ask us to reward them.
Bill, of course, is in the latter stages of Hep V—an AIDS-like virus that preys on vampires.'True Blood' Ends With a Whimper: The Sexy HBO Vampire Series Is (Finally) Over|Marlow Stern|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I already have to share too much with all the vampires of the world.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig|Marlow Stern|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wanted to find a vessel to carry all of these ideas I have about vampires.
In contrast, The Strain was returning to the roots of vampires as scary parasitic creatures—and I liked that.
It is colloquialism; but it is such colloquialism as ghosts or vampires would use.Visions and Revisions|John Cowper Powys
As near as I can figure it out the vampires prefer the blood from gentlemen of color rather than from pale-faced Americans.
They would become restless in the night, kick off some of their wrappings and then the vampires would get at them.
And he rushed crying through the streets that the vampires had strangled the girl.The Well of Saint Clare|Anatole France
And never again did the nymphs and the vampires come near to harm them.Edmund Dulacs Fairy-Book|Edmund Dulac
British Dictionary definitions for vampires
Derived Formsvampiric (væmˈpɪrɪk) or vampirish, adjective
Word Origin for vampire
Culture definitions for vampires
Originally part of central European folklore, they now appear in horror stories as living corpses who need to feed on human blood. A vampire will leave his coffin at night, disguised as a great bat, to seek his innocent victims, bite their necks with his long, sharp teeth, and suck their blood.