wolfish

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See also: wolffish

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wolf +‎ -ish

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wolfish ‎(comparative more wolfish, superlative most wolfish)

  1. Pertaining to wolves.
  2. Having the characteristics or habits of a wolf.
    • 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 1,[1]
      [] Here, Fangs! Fangs!” he ejaculated at the top of his voice to a ragged wolfish-looking dog []
    a wolfish appetite
  3. Fierce; savage; menacing.

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