windigo

noun

win·​di·​go
ˈwində̇ˌgō
variants or less commonly wendigo
ˈwen-
plural -s
: a cannibalistic creature of Algonquian mythology believed to have been a lost hunter forced by hunger to eat human flesh and thereafter to have become a crazed man-eating ogre roaming the forest

Word History

Etymology

Ojibwa

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“Windigo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/windigo. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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