Tatzelwurm

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Tatzelwurm.

Noun[edit]

Tatzelwurm (plural Tatzelwurms)

  1. (cryptozoology) A worm-like cryptid reported to live in the Alps.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 736:
      Men had been known to quit work here, claiming that the Tatzelwurms were becoming enraged by all the drilling and explosions.

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Tatze (paw, claw) +‎ Wurm (worm).

Noun[edit]

Tatzelwurm m (genitive Tatzelwurms or Tatzelwurmes, plural Tatzelwürmer)

  1. (cryptozoology) Tatzelwurm

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