werewolf

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwɛərwʊlf/, /ˈwɪərwʊlf/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈwɛrˌwʊlf, ˈwɪr-, ˈwɝ-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(wârwŏŏlf′, wēr-, wûr-)



Inflections of 'werewolf' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": werewolves

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
were•wolf /ˈwɛrˌwʊlf, ˈwɪr-, ˈwɜr-/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -wolves. 
  1. Mythology(in folk beliefs) a person who has taken on the form of a wolf.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
were•wolf  (wârwŏŏlf′, wēr-, wûr-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -wolves 
    (wârwŏŏlf′, wēr-, wûr-),USA pronunciation 
  1. Mythology(in folklore and superstition) a human being who has changed into a wolf, or is capable of assuming the form of a wolf, while retaining human intelligence.
Also,  werwolf. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English werwolf, Old English werwulf, equivalent. to wer man (cognate with Gothic wair, Latin vir) + wulf wolf; cognate with Middle Dutch weerwolf, Old High German werwolf

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
werewolf /ˈwɪəˌwʊlf ˈwɛə-/ n ( pl -wolves)
  1. a person fabled in folklore and superstition to have been changed into a wolf by being bewitched or said to be able to assume wolf form at will
Etymology: Old English werewulf, from wer man + wulf wolf; related to Old High German werwolf, Middle Dutch weerwolf
'werewolf' also found in these entries:
Collocations: a [movie, mythical, fairytale, cartoon] werewolf, turns into a werewolf [when, at night], [attacked, mauled, bitten] by a werewolf, more...

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