loup-garou

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n loup-garou a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Loup-garou A werewolf; a lycanthrope. "The superstition of the loup-garou , or werewolf, belongs to the folklore of most modern nations, and has its reflex in the story of “Little Red Riding-hood” and others."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loup-garou A were-wolf; a lycanthrope.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. loup, wolf + a Teutonic word akin to E. werewolf,

Usage

In literature:

He, also, was found guilty of being a loup-garou, and in that shape devouring a little boy.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
She knew the legends of Loup Garou and Jeanne la Flamme from her nurse Pelagie.
"The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
How can we deceive ourselves and say there is no loup-garou?
"A Lover in Homespun" by F. Clifford Smith
Her first opera, "Guy Mannering," was performed in private, but "Le Loup Garou" made a marked public success.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
Thus the existence of the Malayan Loup Garou to the native mind is a fact and not a mere belief.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
The Loup-garou, was the one wild beast of all the woods that unnerved the Indian.
"Roger Davis, Loyalist" by Frank Baird
The "loup garou" had been there before us, and without the excuse of the vaudoux rites!
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
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In poetry:

Dat’s way for punish de hunter man
W'en murder is on hees min'--
So he better stop w'ile de work is new,
Or mebbe de devil will ketch heem too,
An' chase heem aroun' wit' de loup garou
Gallopin' close behin'.
"Bruno The Hunter" by William Henry Drummond
W'y shiver so moche, Marie, ma femme,
For de log is burnin' bright?
Ah! dere she's goin', "Hulloo! Hulloo!"
An' oh! how de tonder is roarin' too!
But it can't drown de cry of de loup garou
On Bruno de hunter's night.
"Bruno The Hunter" by William Henry Drummond
"Mebbe you lak to be moose youse'f,
An' see how de hunter go,
So I'll change your dogs into loup garou,
An' wance on de year dey'll be chasin' you--
An' res' of de tam w'en de sport is troo,
You’ll pass wit' me down below."
"Bruno The Hunter" by William Henry Drummond