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[woo lf-chahyld]
noun, plural wolf-chil·dren.
  1. a child who is thought to have been suckled or nurtured by wolves.
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Origin of wolf-child

First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • That was all arranged, and the only thing now was to kill the Wolf-child.

    The Second Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling

  • But the child answered, “I am in truth a wolf-child, and had rather remain with my wolf-parents.”