loup-ga·​rou ˌlü-gə-ˈrü How to pronounce loup-garou (audio)
plural loups-garous ˌlü-gə-ˈrü(z) How to pronounce loup-garou (audio)

Word History


Middle French, from Old French leu garoul, from leu wolf + garoul werewolf

First Known Use

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loup-garou was circa 1580

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“Loup-garou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loup-garou. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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