noun, plural were·wolves [wair-woo lvz, weer-, wur-] /ˈwɛərˌwʊlvz, ˈwɪər-, ˈwɜr-/.
Origin of werewolf
Examples from the Web for werewolf
And Bill Weasley remains happily married to Fleur Delacour despite being “grievously scarred from an encounter with a werewolf”.
To break the curse, Klaus needed to sacrifice a werewolf, a vampire, and a doppelgänger, aka Elena.
The real curse was the hybrid curse: a curse placed on Klaus, an original vampire, to keep his werewolf side dormant.
Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” “Werewolf bar mitzvah, spooky scary / boys becoming men, men becoming wolves.
The goings-on of the Shreveport werewolf pack and Alcide (Joe Manganiello)?‘True Blood’ Season 5: Has HBO’s Vampire Drama Lost Its Bite?|Jace Lacob|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Albigenses tell of a young husband who, as a werewolf, slays his bride, then vanishes to be seen no more.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction|Dorothy Scarborough
I dreamed I was the werewolf—do not shudder, dear love, for 't was only a dream.
I only called him a werewolf in his rle as my husband and master.The Road to Damascus|August Strindberg
Then Harold answered, fixing his eyes on hers, "Thou hast said it; it is the werewolf that I fear."
He'd heard about that; somebody had launched a missile from the ground, and the Werewolf had detonated it with a counter-missile.The Cosmic Computer|Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for werewolf
noun plural -wolves
Word Origin for werewolf
Word Origin and History for werewolf
late Old English werewulf "person with the power to turn into a wolf," from wer "man" (see virile) + wulf (see wolf (n.); also see here for a short discussion of the mythology). Cf. Middle Dutch weerwolf, Old High German werwolf, Swedish varulf. In the ancient Persian calendar, the eighth month (October-November) was Varkazana-, literally "(Month of the) Wolf-Men."