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See also: wolffish
wolfish (comparative more wolfish, superlative most wolfish)
- Pertaining to wolves.
- Having the characteristics or habits of a wolf.
- a wolfish appetite
- 1820, Walter Scott, chapter I, in Ivanhoe; a Romance. […], volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), Edinburgh: […] Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co. […], →OCLC:
- “[…] Here, Fangs! Fangs!” he ejaculated at the top of his voice to a ragged wolfish-looking dog […]
- 1903 July, Jack London, “The Law of Club and Fang”, in The Call of the Wild, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., →OCLC, page 44:
- He had never seen dogs fight as these wolfish creatures fought, and his first experience taught him an unforgetable lesson. It is true, it was a vicarious experience, else he would not have lived to profit by it.
- Fierce; menacing; savage.
pertaining to wolves
having the characteristics or habits of a wolf
fierce, menacing, savage