Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of wizard.
  • noun The magical work of a wizard; sorcery, witchcraft.

Etymologies

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wizard +‎ -ing, popularised in the late 1990s by J K Rowling's Harry Potter novels.

Examples

  • And why, oh why, is it called the wizarding world — when there is a clear gender-based differences between wizards (men) and witches (women)?

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  • "Wouldn't trade it for all the gold in Gringotts," Thomas said, referring to the wizarding bank.

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  • "Wouldn't trade it for all the gold in Gringotts," Thomas said, referring to the wizarding bank.

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  • * As an aside, I now have an argument for all you people who said that the reason why Dumbledore being gay was never mentioned because everyone is just so okay with homosexuality in the wizarding world that it didn't rate a mention.

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  • * As an aside, I now have an argument for all you people who said that the reason why Dumbledore being gay was never mentioned because everyone is just so okay with homosexuality in the wizarding world that it didn't rate a mention.

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  • It dissects all the books and their summaries, symbolism, and the socio-ethics of both the wizarding and Muggle worlds.

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  • In other cases the 'danger' came as a result of his status as a celebrity in the wizarding world --- the Boy Who Lived.

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  • Snape is really the only non-medieval person in the wizarding world and, from the evidence, he is clearly the most talented wizard extant.

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  • In other cases the 'danger' came as a result of his status as a celebrity in the wizarding world --- the Boy Who Lived.

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  • Over the weekend, news began to spread of a fire that broke out on the set of the latest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, destroying a set from the wizarding school of Hogwarts.

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