[ woo lf-chahyld ]
/ ˈwʊlfˌtʃaɪld /

noun, plural wolf-chil·dren.

a child who is thought to have been suckled or nurtured by wolves.

Origin of wolf-child

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for wolf-child

  • 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.”