Despite modern neo-Pagan offense taken by some at the word, "warlock" has for centuries simply meant "male witch" in common English usage. Claims that the word originates solely from an old word for "traitor" are erroneus. In extant Medieval records, male witches are often called "warlock" by Christian persecutors and judges. If one of its' meanings is indeed "traitor", then it is reasonable to assume that oaths broken were Christian oaths, and that "warlocks" were perceived as being "traitors" to Christian values and society.

Many modern day male witches are reclaiming "warlock" as a positive word of power and ancient imagery, even as the word "witch" was reclaimed in years past and recast in a rightfully positive light. These men know that many who make sweeping statements about witchcraft speak only for their particular coven or tradition and not for all, despite assertions to the contrary.
Several ancient words from Scandinavia and the British Isles are very plausible as being origins for the word "warlock". The Norse "Vargrliker" (one who takes on or assumes a wolf's body) and "vardlokker" (an enchanter, singer of spells or caller of spirits) are two such examples. The Old English word "waerloga" does mean "oath-breaker", but ironically, the Scottish version of the word (which anti-warlock neo-Pagans like to tout as their reason for disliking the word in the first place) does NOT. It means "cunning man" or male witch.
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A Warlock is someone who made a deal with a being of great power, hereby referred to as a patron, for magic. They are considered mages.
Warlocks have powers based on who the patron is. (fire patron=fire powers)

Males and female can call themselves a warlock.
A warlock cast a spell,

and then ran out of spell slots.
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A destiny character that can reach you from miles away without knowing you're there. It's melee can map on you.
Player1: Holy crap I just got hit from nowhere

Player2: It's a warlock, don't get close to it!
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What Charlie Sheen is.
"You are no match for this warlock." - Charlie Sheen, to Chuck Lorre and Les Moonves
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A mystical state of being... usually achieved by winning here and there, and bangin' 7 gram rocks... If one is warlock, one may be borderline pyschotic and/or awesome.
"I just frolicked with my goddesses and banged a 7-gram rock! Getting my warlock on!" - Charlie Sheen

"Droopy-eyed armless children are not Warlock" - Charlie Sheen

"I'm an F-18!" - Warlock Charlie Sheen
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A guitar made by B.C. Rich mostly for heavy metal music. Known for its unique design.
Mick 7 from Slipknot uses a custom Warlock. Not Kerry King, he uses the Custom V.
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Natural progression of the wizard. After reaching the ripe old age of sixty, wizards evolve into warlocks.
New 4chan user: hey op, u a wizard?
OP: check yur privilege fag, im a warlock
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