Meaning of “vampire” in the English Dictionary

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"vampire" in British English

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vampirenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈvæm.paɪər/ us /ˈvæm.paɪr/

(in stories) a dead person who comes back to life and sucks blood from other people at night:

The most famous vampire is Count Dracula of Transylvania.

(Definition of “vampire” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vampire" in American English

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vampirenoun [ C ]

us /ˈvæm·pɑɪər/

an imaginary creature, said to be a dead person returned to life, who sucks blood from people at night

(Definition of “vampire” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)