noun were·wolf \ˈwir-ˌwlf, ˈwer-, ˈwər-\

in stories : a person who sometimes changes into a wolf especially when the moon is full

plural were·wolves \-ˌwlvz\

Full Definition of WEREWOLF

:  a person transformed into a wolf or capable of assuming a wolf's form

Origin of WEREWOLF

Middle English, from Old English werwulf (akin to Old High German werwolf werewolf), from wer man + wulf wolf — more at virile, wolf
First Known Use: before 12th century


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