[woo l-fish]


resembling a wolf, as in form or characteristics.
characteristic of or befitting a wolf; fiercely rapacious.

Nearby words

  1. wolffian rest,
  2. wolffian ridge,
  3. wolffish,
  4. wolfgang,
  5. wolfhound,
  6. wolfishly,
  7. wolfit,
  8. wolfman,
  9. wolfram,
  10. wolfram von eschenbach

Origin of wolfish

First recorded in 1560–70; wolf + -ish1

Related formswolf·ish·ly, adverbwolf·ish·ness, noun

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