[ wawr-lok ]
/ ˈwɔrˌlɒk /


a man who professes or is supposed to practice magic or sorcery; a male witch; sorcerer.
a fortuneteller or conjurer.

Origin of warlock

before 900; Middle English warloghe, -lach, Old English wǣrloga oathbreaker, devil, equivalent to wǣr covenant + -loga betrayer (derivative of lēogan to lie)
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British Dictionary definitions for warlock (1 of 2)

/ (ˈwɔːˌlɒk) /


a man who practises black magic; sorcerer
a fortune-teller, conjuror, or magician

Word Origin for warlock

Old English wǣrloga oath breaker, from wǣr oath + -loga liar, from lēogan to lie 1

British Dictionary definitions for warlock (2 of 2)

/ (ˈwɔːˌlɒk) /


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
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