Definition of wolfish
1a : suggestive of a wolf wolfish mongrel dogs — Hoffman Birney a wolfish and withdrawn youth — Marshall Fradyb : befitting or characteristic of a wolf a wolfish appetite
2 : of or relating to wolves
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His wolfish charm, Irish grin and macho flamboyance were perfect for World War II musicals.
Jessica Coker is a ruthlessly draconian Penny Pennywise, gatekeeper of the public lavatory, and Matt Standley is amusingly wolfish as the corrupt Senator Flipp.
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