Definition of vampire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvæmpaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæmpaɪər//
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(in stories) a dead person who leaves his or her grave at night to suck the blood of living people Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French, from Hungarian vampir, perhaps from Turkish uber ‘witch’.
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