wolverine

[ wool-vuh-reen, wool-vuh-reen ]
/ ˌwʊl vəˈrin, ˈwʊl vəˌrin /

noun

Also called carcajou. a stocky, carnivorous North American mammal, Gulo luscus, of the weasel family, having blackish, shaggy hair with white markings.
(initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of Michigan (the Wolverine State) (used as a nickname).

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of wolverine

1565–75; alteration of earlier wolvering (with -ine2 for -ing3), obscure derivative of wolf
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for wolverine

British Dictionary definitions for wolverine

wolverine
/ (ˈwʊlvəˌriːn) /

noun

a large musteline mammal, Gulo gulo, of northern forests of Eurasia and North America having dark very thick water-resistant furAlso called: glutton

Word Origin for wolverine

C16 wolvering, from wolf + -ing ³ (later altered to -ine)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012