Late Old English wuduwāsa, also Middle English wodwo.
woodwose (plural woodwoses)
- A wild man of the woods; a faun, a satyr or a representation of such a being in heraldry or other decoration.
- 1962: The young woodwose had now closed his eyes and was stretched out supine on the pool's marble margin; his Tarzan brief had been cast aside on the turf. — Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire