warlock

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noun war·lock \ˈwȯr-ˌläk\

Definition of warlock

  1. 1 :  a man practicing the black arts :  sorcerer — compare witch

  2. 2 :  conjurer

Origin and Etymology of warlock

Middle English warloghe, from Old English wǣrloga one that breaks faith, the Devil, from wǣr faith, troth + -loga (from lēogan to lie); akin to Old English wǣr true — more at very, lie


First Known Use: 14th century


WARLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

warlock

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noun war·lock \ˈwȯr-ˌläk\

Definition of warlock for English Language Learners

  • : a man who has magical powers and practices witchcraft : a sorcerer or wizard


WARLOCK Defined for Kids

warlock

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noun war·lock \ˈwȯr-ˌläk\

Definition of warlock for Students

  1. :  a man who practices witchcraft

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