2 definitions by Wendigo

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An unusual creature from Yukon myths, half phantom, half beast, embodying the dangers of Winter in the flesh. An elemental spirit of the wind and cold, it moves through the woods with preternatural stealth and speed, leaving hauntingly scorched trails of distantly spaced footprints in the snow.

It's attributed various powers, including flight, invisibility, the projection of illusions, and a keen tracking sense for its prey - typically unwary travellers, especially young and foolhardy ones.

The most common origin for a Wendigo is the consumption of human flesh during a harsh winter; this awakens a feral hunger that gradually transforms one into the monster. Intentional association with fell powers ('bad medicine') can also achieve the same result.

The Wendigo has been made most famous by its use by Algernon Blackwood in his short story The Wendigo. It's since inspired a Marvel comics character by the same name and various movies and television shows.

Also a well-known knave from Gaia Online.
"Jack Fiddler was one of the greatest Wendigo hunters who ever lived. Against all odds he killed some 14 of the beasts, but his accomplishments were ignored as boasting or lunacy."

"A Wendigo? What do you mean?"

"Pray you never find out, son."
by Wendigo January 31, 2005

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Synonymous with feminist. A term popularized by conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh, who may or may not have originated the term himself. (Limbaugh credits a friend of his with coining the term originally, before he put it into use on the air.)

In Limbaugh's use, the term refers specifically to advocacy for abortion rights as being a sort of miniature holocaust, because "it's almost comparable to what happened during World War II." He has also broadened use of the term to belief in a wage and employment gap, essentially broadening the term to include any feminist who is not also "Pro-choice."

As used by others, it most often refers to a female chauvinist. (That is, a woman who believes that all women are innately superior to all men.) Accusations of "Feminazism" are often leveled at prominent women whom the speaker does not agree with, especially if they happen to actually be radical feminists.
"Yo, Arnie, you hear what that bitch Hillary Clinton said about making abortions 'safe, legal and rare'? That cunt is such a feminazi."

"Yeah, one of these days she'll politically correct us all to death or castration."
by Wendigo June 25, 2006

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