lone wolf

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of lone wolf

: a person who prefers to work, act, or live alone

lone-wolf

play \ˈlōn-ˌwu̇lf\ adjective

Examples of lone wolf in a Sentence

  1. He had the reputation of being a lone wolf in high school.

  2. a lone wolf in the art world, he has his own style and paints only to please himself

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First Known Use of lone wolf

1909

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  • : someone who likes to act, live, or work alone


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