American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A male witch, sorcerer, wizard, or demon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A deceiver; a truce-breaker; a traitor.
- n. A person in league with the devil; a sorcerer; a wizard.
- n. A monster.
- n. A fetterlock.
- n. The male equivalent of witch.
- n. obsolete A traitor or oath-breaker.
- n. obsolete The Devil, Satan; a demon.
- n. A man in league with the Devil; a male magic-user, a wizard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A male witch; a wizard; a sprite; an imp.
- adj. rare Of or pertaining to a warlock or warlock; impish.
- n. a male witch or demon
- From Old English wǣrloga, from wǣr ("promise") (from Proto-Indo-European *wēr- (“true”); compare veritable) + loga ("liar"), from lēogan ( > English lie); the ending in -ock is from Scottish & Northern English. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English warloghe, from Old English wǣrloga, oath-breaker : wǣr, pledge + -loga, liar (from lēogan, to lie). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“And a trio of Salem witches, not pleased by Sheen's use of the term "warlock," have cast a healing spell in his honor.”
“My old lady, Lucille, hates anything that sounds remotely like music, the new-age shop guy kicked me out because he found the term warlock offensive My great grandfather beat up a warlock.”
“According to Day...the word "warlock" originally referred to men who interacted with the spirit world.”
“So any warlock is going to be 90% identical to another warlock of the same level.”
“And the undead warlock is apparently a Undead Shaman, yep!”
“Will thought you were most likely a warlock, which is what I would have guessed myself, but all warlocks have some attribute that marks them as warlocks.”
“It's called the warlock system, which would have detected or set off anything with a wireless signal that would set off that bomb, so they believe this bomb was actually wired probably underground and detonated remotely through that wire instead of wirelessly.”
“The warlock was a short fellow in his late thirties, younger than I, though with his wobbling paunch, graying goatee, and the broken veins in his bulbous nose, he looked older.”
“The Greek magos here means a practitioner of black magic, called warlock in English, from the Old English waerloga a breaker of faith.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘warlock’.
English words of Anglo-Saxon origin.
words associated with the macabre & horror.
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Turned this up on etymonline.com (link). It's amazing.
1937, coined in the fantasy tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
On a blank leaf I scrawled: 'In a hole...
Inspired by fbharjo (see spitchcock).
Wonderworkers and spellcasters, names and types. Not including any of those -mancer words.
Words as I learn them.
A list of words which, thanks to Charlie Sheen, have new meaning
Great and small works, Moby Dick, the works of Walt Whitman, poems of Emily Dickinson, and so on. If you are a wordie, you know what I mean!
words that describe me or that i am focusing on.
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