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



BrE BrE//ˈweəwʊlf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwerwʊlf//
(pl. werewolves
BrE BrE//ˈweəwʊlvz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwerwʊlvz//
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(in stories) a person who sometimes changes into a wolf, especially at the time of the full moon Word Originlate Old English werewulf; the first element has usually been identified with Old English wer ‘man’. In modern use the word has been revived through folklore studies.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: werewolf