Definitions

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  • n. A fictitious flying dragon with a wingless elongated body, possessing neither magical talent nor immense physical strength, but distinctive in its unfailing serendipity.

Etymologies

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From German, coined in The Neverending Story (1983), translated by Ralph Manheim from the original Die Unendliche Geschichte (1979) by Michael Ende

Examples

  • Though he lacks scales, or magical abilities, our luckdragon is a powerful companion who flies, breathes fire, and is both intelligent and lucky.

    Top 10 Movie Dragons » Scene-Stealers

  • Though his appearance (puppy dog face and floppy ears) is far removed from the original German novel, Falcor is a luckdragon, and as such belongs on the list.

    Top 10 Movie Dragons » Scene-Stealers

  • Who would make a better investment partner for a bar called Whiskey Business – Chewbacca or Falkor, the luckdragon from The Neverending Story?

    The Official Star Wars Blog » Would You Let Chewbacca Run Your Bar?

  • Not your run-of-the-mill fire breathing combat dragon, Falkor is of the gentle luckdragon variety whose main distinctive ability is a never ending run of good fortune.

    Femalefirst.co.uk - Celebrity Gossip + Lifestyle Magazine

  • I don't agree with the whole luckdragon (Luckdragon are wusses, seriously), the killing thing (MS would be sued to death) e moral dillemas (Why do i have to stop wearing blue leopard speedo's just because every time i put it on 6 innocent children in Africa are raped?).

    Destructoid

  • Well, 'cause it sounds only slightly less lame than Falkor, the name of the talking, white-haired luckdragon Atreyu flew around on - duh!

    Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Complete Issue

  • (unimaginative creatures who emote like Falkor the luckdragon in The NeverEnding Story), sparkling-skinned emo vampires and deadly dull teen romance.

    The Prague Post

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