werewolf was our Word of the Day on 10/31/2017. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Recent Examples of werewolf from the Web
Beth Reekles: At the time, Twilight was quite popular, so all the really popular teen romance stories had vampires or werewolves.
The best examples of both can be seen in the sequences dealing with the werewolf couple of Wayne ( Steve Buscemi ) and Wanda (Molly Shannon).
Comedy involving sympathetic werewolf, vampire, ancient Egyptian princess brought to life, lonely British Lord named Edgar, his new wife, her snooty maid and other macabre and madcap characters.
This bit of finger-wagging is roughly the equivalent of hiring a werewolf as the new HR coordinator and then getting really disappointed when employees start vanishing every full moon.
There's some resistance, and there happens to be werewolves in it too.
Dylan played Liam Dunbar, who entered the series as a new lacrosse player and then became a werewolf, courtesy of Scott (a.k.a.
After working at Time magazine and Science Digest, Mr. Cohen began writing books — nearly all for children and teenagers — about ghosts, UFOs, the occult, ESP, vampires, werewolves, conspiracies, cloning, weather and the human genome.
After working at Time magazine and Science Digest, Mr. Cohen began writing books — nearly all for children and teenagers — about ghosts, U.F.O.s, the occult, ESP, vampires, werewolves, conspiracies, cloning, weather and the human genome.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'werewolf.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
Though some doubts about the word’s etymology still remain, "werewolf" probably comes from a prehistoric West Germanic compound whose constituent parts gave Old English "wer" ("man") and "wulf" ("wolf"). The word is related to Middle Dutch "weerwulf" and Old High German werwolf. Another word for "werewolf" is "lycanthrope," which traces back through Latin to a Greek combination of "lyk-" (from lykos, meaning "wolf") and "anthropos" (meaning "man"). English also sometimes makes use of the French-derived word loup-garou, from Old French leu ("wolf") and "garoul" or "garulf" (a word of Germanic origin meaning "werewolf").
WEREWOLF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of werewolf for English Language Learners
in stories : a person who sometimes changes into a wolf especially when the moon is full
WEREWOLF Defined for Kids
History for werewolf
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up werewolf? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).