Werewolf definitions

wâr'wo͝olf', wîr'-, wûr'-
A person believed to have been transformed into a wolf or to be capable of assuming the form of a wolf.
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A person changed into a wolf, or one capable of assuming the form of a wolf at will; lycanthrope.
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(mythology) A person who is transformed or can transform into a wolf or a wolflike human, often said to transform during a full moon.
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Origin of werewolf

From Middle English werwolf, from Old English werwulf (“werewoulf", literally “man-wolf"), equivalent to wer +"Ž wolf or were- +"Ž wolf. Cognate with Dutch weerwolf (“werewolf"), Middle Low German werwulf, werwolf, warwulf (“werewolf"), German Werwolf (“werewolf"), Danish varulv (“werewolf"), Swedish varulv (“werewolf"). Compare also French garou, in loup-garou (“werewolf"), French dialectal gairou, varou (“werewolf"), Medieval Latin gerulphus, garulphus (“werewolf") (< Germanic).