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devilry

[dev-uh l-ree] /ˈdɛv əl ri/
noun, plural devilries.
1.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see devil, -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for devilries

devilry

/ˈdɛvəlrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries, -tries
1.
reckless or malicious fun or mischief
2.
wickedness or cruelty
3.
black magic or other forms of diabolism
Word Origin
C18: from French diablerie, from diabledevil
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Word Origin and History for devilries

devilry

n.

late 14c., from devil + -ry; deviltry (1788) is a corrupt formation from it.

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