war·​lock | \ ˈwȯr-ˌläk How to pronounce warlock (audio) \

Definition of warlock

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. David Canfield, EW.com, "Exclusive: See where Cassandra Clare is headed for her Chain of Gold tour," 14 Jan. 2020 Witches and warlocks soon followed in his footsteps and decided to exchange their souls to him in hopes of becoming powerful by establishing the Church of Night. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Who is Lucifer Morningstar From "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"?," 18 Dec. 2019 When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and warlocks. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Join ghosts, skeletons, witches and warlocks for fun and surprises. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "Bay Area Halloween events for 2019," 19 Sep. 2019 The devilishly handsome warlock is played by actor, Gavin Leatherwood. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About "CAOS" Star Gavin Leatherwood," 12 Apr. 2019 Unreasonably attractive teens training to be witches and warlocks. Ali Drucker, Teen Vogue, ""Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Gets the Sex Talk Totally Right," 12 Apr. 2019 The first represents your in-game persona: a wizened warlock, blue-haired witch, a demon warlord, or an ethereal creature with far too many arms. Owen Duffy, Ars Technica, "Sorcerer’s greatest trick? Shrinking a CCG experience into a single box," 22 June 2019 Any witch, wizard, warlock, goblin, and or muggle can agree that there is nothing more enchanting than a well packaged (and scented) seasonal candle. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "5 Harry Potter Holiday Candles," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of warlock

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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“Warlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warlock. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of warlock

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


war·​lock | \ ˈwȯr-ˌläk How to pronounce warlock (audio) \

Kids Definition of warlock

: a man who practices witchcraft

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