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

 

selkie

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈselki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈselki//
 
(also silkie)
 
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(in Scottish stories) an imaginary creature which sometimes looks like a human and sometimes looks like a seal Word Originfrom selch, variant of seal + -ie.