from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See windigo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of windigo.


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  • Prounounced "wen-dee-go", which is Algonquin for "the hunger." A malevolent cannibalistic spirit whose appetite for human flesh can never be satiated.

    March 14, 2008

  • delicious!

    April 14, 2009

  • Whether this word is spelled wendigo or windigo (preferred), the only attested pronunciation in reputable dictionaries is WIN-di-goh, as illustrated by this couplet by Ogden Nash: "The Wendigo, The Wendigo! Its eyes are ice and indigo!" — The Orthoepist

    October 24, 2011

  • No. It obviously rhymes with Bendigo, an Australian goldfields town near where my parents grew up. It will patiently await the Coming of the Third -Endigo, as prophesied in scripture, and finally be useful in limerick-making.

    October 25, 2011