(comparative more vampirish, superlative most vampirish)
From vampire + -ish.
Variant of vampire
- Folklore a corpse that becomes reanimated and leaves its grave at night to suck the blood of sleeping persons
- an unscrupulous person who preys ruthlessly on others, as a blackmailer or usurer
- a beautiful but unscrupulous woman who seduces, exploits, and then ruins men
- vampire bat
Origin of vampireFrench ; from German vampir, of Slavic, Slavonic origin, originally , as in Serbian vàmpīr