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she-devil

[shee-dev-il, -dev-] /ˈʃiˈdɛv ɪl, -ˌdɛv-/
noun
1.
a woman who resembles a devil, as in extreme wickedness, cruelty, or bad temper.
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  • Whereat she being dissatisfied, said, That some she-devil would shortly fetch him away!

  • I suppose they've never found any trace of the she-devil, have they?

    A Tar-Heel Baron Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • The claws of that she-devil shan't scratch you if I can help it.

    Armadale Wilkie Collins
  • But the saints have made a mistake this time, for he is dead, and that she-devil has all.

    Vendetta Marie Corelli
  • Damn you, if I had time, I'd wring your neck for this, you she-devil!

    The White Moll Frank L. Packard
  • To the eyes of some persons Sainte-Pelagie is a she-devil who burns the souls of young men.

    Ursula Honore de Balzac
  • For there remained nothing further to say to such a she-devil of an expert.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • You are a—an angel-woman, but you can play a she-devil like an inspired creature.

    The Man Thou Gavest Harriet T. Comstock
Word Origin and History for she-devil
n.

"difficult woman," 1840, from she + devil (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for she-devil

shed

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woodshed

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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