wolf's-head

noun

1
archaic : outlaw
2
archaic : outlawry

Word History

Etymology

Middle English wolfesheved, from Old English wulfeshēafod, interjection used in wolf-hunting and in pursuing an outlaw, literally, head of a wolf, from wulfes (genitive of wulf wolf) + hēafod head

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“Wolf's-head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolf%27s-head. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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