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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Definitions for loup-garou

  1. A werewolf; lycanthrope.

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Citations for loup-garou
In the bushes, the loup-garou snarled quietly, and its eyes brightened, burned with scarlet fury. Jim Butcher, Fool Moon
Those who were of French descent among them, and full of the old Acadian superstitions, explained it simply enough by saying he was a "loup garou," or "were wolf," and resigned themselves to the impossibility of contending against a creature of such supernatural malignity and power. Charles Roberts, “The Gray Master,” Concord Junction, 1911
Origin of loup-garou
Loup-garou stems from the French word of the same spelling which also means werewolf. The word loup also means "wolf" in French. It entered English in the late 1500s.