wolverine

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English[edit]

wolverine

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of earlier wolvering, probably ultimately from wolf.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwʊlvəˌriːn/, /ˈwɒlvəˌriːn/

Noun[edit]

wolverine (plural wolverines)

  1. A solitary, fierce member of the weasel family, Gulo gulo.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, The Understanding Heart, Chapter IV
      “Wish I'd been more polite to that girl,” the sheriff remarked regretfully. “ I ain't had a bite to eat since four o'clock this morning, and I'm hungry as a wolverine. … I know she'd have give me another drink of that old moonshine she has.”
    1. A male wolverine, (a female wolverine being called an angeline).

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geographic distribution of
wolverines

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