[woo lf-man]

noun, plural wolf·men. Folklore.

a man who turns into a wolf on certain occasions, as at the time of the full moon; werewolf.

Origin of wolfman

First recorded in 1600–10; wolf + man1
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Contemporary Examples of wolfman

  • “It allowed me to buy a flat in London,” she said optimistically of The Wolfman.

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Historical Examples of wolfman

  • The count arose to thank and praise his hunter, but the wolfman took no notice.

  • But when, a few nights later, a second lamb was taken, its haughty owner lost his temper and sent hurriedly for the wolfman.

  • For a minute or two the wolfman leaned up against a tree close by, weeping bitterly; then he turned and fled through the forest.

  • When the wolfman heard this, and saw his mother suffering, the scales fell from his eyes.