warlock

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

Definition of warlock

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

Examples of warlock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Iyengar, playing as a one-eyed elf celestial warlock named Xero, was often one step ahead of Tharp, asking for advantages or disadvantages on die rolls based on her actions in the game. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 27 May 2022 What did Dracula say when the witch and the warlock started kissing? Julia Ludlam, Country Living, 20 July 2022 As the offspring of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), the twins are poised to continue the family legacy in the Avengers — Billy with warlock powers much like his mother and Tommy with super-speed like his uncle Pietro. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 July 2022 Will Marnie be able to stop this warlock's plan to turn every human into their costume on Halloween night? Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 19 July 2022 The warlock’s pot stocked with hypocrisy calling the kettle brimming with duplicity black. Nick Canepacolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 May 2022 Four childhood friends who took oaths together have chosen different paths, but their loyalties are tested when a young warlock appears, threatening destruction. Washington Post, 1 May 2022 Veracruz is also the center of Mexico’s witchcraft industry, which peaked in the 1950s when a local warlock, Gonzalo Aguirre Pech, became famous enough to add politicians and film stars to his usual clientele of farmers. Emmanuel Ordóñez Angulo, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 Veracruz is also the center of Mexico’s witchcraft industry, which peaked in the 1950s when a local warlock, Gonzalo Aguirre Pech, became famous enough to add politicians and film stars to his usual clientele of farmers. Emmanuel Ordóñez Angulo, The New York Review of Books, 14 Jan. 2021 See More

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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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7 Sep 2022

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“Warlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warlock. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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warlock

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

Kids Definition of warlock

: a man who practices witchcraft

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