big bad wolf

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Big Bad Wolf definition

The wicked but ineffectual enemy of the three pigs, who threatens each of them in turn by saying, “I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down!” In some versions of the story, the wolf eats two of the pigs.

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