wolfish

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adjective wolf·ish \ˈwu̇l-fish\

Definition of wolfish

  1. 1a :  suggestive of a wolf wolfish mongrel dogs — Hoffman Birney a wolfish and withdrawn youth — Marshall Fradyb :  befitting or characteristic of a wolf a wolfish appetite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. 2 :  of or relating to wolves

wolfishly

adverb

wolfishness

noun

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15th Century

First Known Use of wolfish

15th century


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