- a man who professes or is supposed to practice magic or sorcery; a male witch; sorcerer.
- a fortuneteller or conjurer.
Origin of warlock
Related Words for warlockdiviner, magician, seer, astrologer, enchanter, conjurer, medium, witch, clairvoyant, soothsayer, necromancer, thaumaturge, occultist, fortune-teller
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Contemporary Examples of warlock
Alas, Charlie Harper might be dead, but the warlock lives on.7 Outrageous Moments from Charlie Sheen’s Roast
September 20, 2011
Another was an offer to rename a suite "the Warlock Room" in his honor.Charlie Sheen's Wild Show in New York
April 9, 2011
With so much experience in rehab, this "warlock"—Sheen's word choice, not ours—might as well be an expert on recovery.Charlie Sheen's "Winningest" Interview Moments
The Daily Beast Video
March 1, 2011
In an interview with the Today show, Sheen ranted about “tiger blood” and “Adonis DNA,” and referred to himself as a “warlock.”Charlie Sheen: Stop Putting Him on TV!
March 1, 2011
I choose my favorite New Mutants character for the lady in the Nightcrawler T-shirt (Warlock, for the record).Speed Dating for Geeks
October 10, 2010
Historical Examples of warlock
In a matter of—probably—years, the Warlock should receive aid.
The skipper of the Warlock gazed until he was completely sure.
You might say that we are going to die because we cannot land the Warlock with food and equipment.
When he drew near, he saw that the Warlock was sitting by the fire, sewing boots.
He and the Warlock talked and talked, and at last they arrived at the grave.
- a man who practises black magic; sorcerer
- a fortune-teller, conjuror, or magician
Word Origin for warlock
- Peter, real name Philip Arnold Heseltine. 1894–1930, British composer and scholar of early English music. His works include song cycles, such as The Curlew (1920–22), and the Capriol Suite (1926) for strings
Old English wærloga "traitor, liar, enemy," from wær "faith, a compact" (cf. Old High German wara "truth," Old Norse varar "solemn promise, vow;" see very; cf. also Varangian) + agent noun related to leogan "to lie" (see lie (v.1)).
Original primary sense seems to have been "oath-breaker;" given special application to the devil (c.1000), but also used of giants and cannibals. Meaning "one in league with the devil" is recorded from c.1300. Ending in -ck and meaning "male equivalent of a witch" (1560s) are from Scottish.