wolf·​er | \ ˈwu̇l-fər How to pronounce wolfer (audio) \

Definition of wolfer

: a hunter of wolves

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Recent Examples on the Web In other areas of the southwest where cattle ranching was popular, ranchers hired bounty hunters and professional wolfers to stop pack from attacking their livestock. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Gray wolves could be dropped from endangered species list," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of wolfer

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Wolfer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolfer?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=w&file=wolfer01. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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