wolfkin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wolf +‎ -kin

Noun[edit]

wolfkin (plural wolfkins)

  1. A young or small wolf.
    • 2009, Maia Strong, The Ballad of Jimothy Redwing:
      Arun is in training to be a priest of the Fire God when he is abruptly plucked from his peaceful studies, bespelled and staked out as bait to capture a monster—a wolfkin. But the wolfkin isn't quite what Arun expected.
    Kite and kestrel, wolf and wolfkin, from the wilderness, wallow in it — Tennyson.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.