plural -s
: one who maintains a relationship like that of a vampire toward another by sapping his or her physical or emotional strength
I wish I could find a truly cruel, fiendish woman, a sheer vicious DraculaCalder Willingham

Word History


after Count Dracula, a vampire depicted in the novel Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker †1912 British writer

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“Dracula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dracula. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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