Vampire Definition

vămpīr
vampires
noun
vampires
One of the undead that wanders at night to suck the blood of its human victims.
Webster's New World
An unscrupulous person who preys ruthlessly on others, as a blackmailer or usurer.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

(colloquial) A person with the medical condition Systemic lupus erythematosus, colloquially known as vampirism, with effects such as photosensitivity, brownish-red stained teeth, and increased night vision.

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Other Word Forms of Vampire

Noun

Singular:
vampire
Plural:
vampires

Origin of Vampire

  • From French vampire, from German Vampir, from a Slavic word, probably Serbo-Croatian vàmpīr (said to be an alteration of a term *upir). Some sources speculate that the Serbo-Croatian word derives from Macedonian. Compare Russian упырь (upýr’), Polish upiór, etc.

    From Wiktionary

  • French from German Vampir of Slavic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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