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From Middle English werwolf, from Old English werwulf, from Proto-Germanic *werawulfaz, from Proto-Germanic *weraz (man) + *wulfaz (wolf). Equivalent to wer +‎ wolf or were- +‎ wolf. Cognate with Dutch weerwolf, Low German Warwulf, German Werwolf, Danish varulv, Swedish varulv.

Compare also French garou, in loup-garou, French dialectal gairou, varou (werewolf), Medieval Latin gerulphus, garulphus (werewolf) (from Germanic).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɛːwʊlf/, /ˈwɪəwʊlf/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɛəɹwʊlf/, /ˈwɪəɹwʊlf/, /ˈwɜɹwʊlf/

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werewolf (plural werewolves)

  1. (mythology) A person who is transformed or can transform into a wolf or a wolflike human, often said to transform during a full moon.

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