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wolf-child

[woo lf-chahyld] /ˈwʊlfˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural wolf-children.
1.
a child who is thought to have been suckled or nurtured by wolves.
Origin of wolf-child
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • That was all arranged, and the only thing now was to kill the wolf-child.

    The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • But the child answered, “I am in truth a wolf-child, and had rather remain with my wolf-parents.”

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