Origin of warlock
Examples from the Web for warlock
Alas, Charlie Harper might be dead, but the warlock lives on.
Another was an offer to rename a suite "the Warlock Room" in his honor.
With so much experience in rehab, this "warlock"—Sheen's word choice, not ours—might as well be an expert on recovery.
In an interview with the Today show, Sheen ranted about “tiger blood” and “Adonis DNA,” and referred to himself as a “warlock.”
I choose my favorite New Mutants character for the lady in the Nightcrawler T-shirt (Warlock, for the record).
When he drew near, he saw that the Warlock was sitting by the fire, sewing boots.Russian Fairy Tales|W. R. S. Ralston
Once again the beach was a wide expanse of shingle, drying fast under a sun hotter than any Shann had yet known on Warlock.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
They felt that even a warlock could not stand against their charge.Black Amazon of Mars|Leigh Brackett
Then the second brother got tired and sick of waiting, and he went to the Warlock Merlin and asked him the same as his brother.English Fairy Tales|Anonymous
Marshall Pollard was never regarded as a guest at Warlock, or treated as such.The Master of Warlock|George Cary Eggleston
Word Origin for warlock
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.