Warlock definition

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A man claiming or popularly believed to practice sorcery or witchcraft.
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A man who practices witchcraft, esp. black magic; sorcerer.
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The male equivalent of witch.
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(originally Scotland and Northern UK) A man in league with the Devil; a male magic-user, a wizard.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
warlock
Plural:
warlocks

Origin of warlock

  • Middle English warloghe from Old English wǣrloga oath-breaker wǣr pledge wērə-o- in Indo-European roots -loga liar (from lēogan to lie leugh- in Indo-European roots)

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

  • From Old English wÇ£rloga, from wÇ£r (“promise") (from Proto-Indo-European *wÄ“r- (“true"); compare veritable) + loga (“liar"), from lÄ“ogan (> English lie); the ending in -ock is from Scottish & Northern English.

    From Wiktionary