Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A werewolf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A werewolf

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A werewolf; a lycanthrope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A were-wolf; a lycanthrope.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again

Etymologies

French, from Old French leu garoul : leu, wolf (from Latin lupus; see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots) + garoul, werewolf (of Germanic origin; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French loup-garou. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Like me, like your grandmother before me, and her mother before her, you are what we call loup-garou.”

    Claire de Lune

  • Here the adept naturally becomes a gorilla or a leopard, as he would be a lion in South Africa, a hyena in Abyssinia and the Somali country, and a loup-garou in Brittany.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Northward along Nelson River went the concourse of the Nakonkirhirinons, turning westward into the chain of little lakes above Winnipeg of which Dupre had spoken, sweeping forward over portage and dalle, and after them came the lone canoe, leaping the leagues like a loup-garou, for it never rested.

    The Maid of the Whispering Hills

  • Among some of the races of India, among the Khonds of the mountains of Orissa, a superstition obtains like that of the loup-garou of France.

    The Superstitions of Witchcraft

  • A werwolf, or loup-garou, is a legendary man who, it was formerly believed, could at will take on the form and nature of a wolf.

    The Black Wolf Pack

  • "You keel loup-garou with knife?" he asked, as if seeking corroboration for an unbelievable story.

    The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest

  • D'ablish, th 'loup-garou, the Frinchies call her; an' the white divil, the Injuns -- an 'good rayson, f'r to me own knowledge she's kilt foive folks, big an' shmall, an 'some Injuns besides.

    The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest

  • "Only the robe means much more, for, among men but one man could have slain the loup-garou, and in all the North there is none like it--the robe of Diablesse! and it shall bring us luck--and--and happiness?" she added, the rich voice melting to softness.

    The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest

  • The habitants, of course, had all their superstitions confirmed, and with a certain respect and refinement of horror added: Here was a loup-garou so crafty as to spare, on occasion!

    Kings in Exile

  • "I reckon we'll show the varmint now as how he ain't no loup-garou!" he remarked, lightly swinging his axe.

    Kings in Exile

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