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wer·wolf

 (wâr′wo͝olf′, wîr′-, wûr′-)
n.
Variant of werewolf.
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were•wolf

or wer•wolf

(ˈwɛərˌwʊlf, ˈwɪər-, ˈwɜr-)

n., pl. -wolves (-ˌwʊlvz)
(in folklore) a person who has assumed the form of a wolf.
[before 1000; Middle English werwolf, Old English werwulf=wer man (c. Gothic wair, Latin vir) + wulf wolf; c. Middle Dutch weerwolf, Old High German werwolf]
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