Nosferatu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from a Romanian word for vampire. The term achieved popular currency through Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula and F. W. Murnau's 1922 German film Nosferatu. See also: Wikipedia's article on the etymology of the word (and the references there).

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Noun[edit]

Nosferatu (plural Nosferatu)

  1. A vampire.
    • 2018, Kevin Jackson, "Something to Sink Your Teeth Into", Literary Review, November 2018:
      Those of us who have dabbled much in the lore of the nosferatu tend to think of them as imaginative creations of the German and English Romantics, and not without reason.

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